For Illustration Friday
Illustration Friday is a weekly illustration challenge. A topic is posted every Friday on the Illustration Friday site. Then participants have all week to come up with their own interpretation. Anyone is free to join, regardless of skill or experience – just draw!!
This weeks challenge ~ Puzzled.
The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science ~ Erich Fromm
Playing with a bit of spontaneous expression for this challenge. A bit of spontaneous mark-making, mindless scribbling if you will, with ink on paper.
Lets see what happens…
Add more marks, obliterate others (its only paint!) discover shapes, follow your intuition..explore.
Add some color..
A color paint chip that has been pegged up on my inspiration board for some time now. Colors I would not usually use, but am intrigued by.
Recipe ~ alizarian crimson, yellow oxide, carbon black, titan buff and titanium white.
(ok…I know there is no yellow in the chip, but I just happen to have some slowly drying out on my palette so thought.. waste not..why not?)
A little spontaneous expression for you!
I can imagine you may be a bit puzzled as to how this all fits into the topic “puzzled”
Well, for me, this whole idea of spontaneous drawing ~ intuitive painting ~ is really just a matter of putting together the pieces of a puzzle. You have your marks, your shapes and your colors. Play with them ~ Move your paper around, discover shapes, add more marks take away (paint over!) those that are not working. Follow your intuition. It either fits or is doesn’t!
A perfect quick and dirty art journal exercise. Challenge yourself with new colors and new marks. Be free and most importantly be prepared to possibly discover something new and fantastic!
I am off to find more info on this topic so that I can expand on this topic at a later date. If you have any interesting links on intuitive painting, expressive drawing, spontanous expression…I would love to have a read. This intuitive road to creation definitely intrigues me!
Until next week…
That really turned out super! 🙂
I really like this. The entire process is so different than I know – you make it look easy. I’m wondering if I can do this with my glass. Thanks for inspiration.
Hmm..not sure. I am going to look into this whole process a bit more and if I come across some info with glass will post you. Thanks!
Julie, these drawings/paintings/displays are fabulous! Love the colors and your blog most definitely shows your artistic persuasion. Beautiful!
Beautiful! And with your explanation, its a good fit for “puzzled!”
Julie, my jaw literally dropped when i saw the finished piece!! FANTASTIC!! The initial doodling & playing was fun, but when i got to the final work, i was really blown away. Just beautiful. I would hang this on my wall in a flash. THANK YOU for sharing. And you made me want to join Illustration Friday… i’ve been thinking about it for a while. I’m joining now. xoxo
I’ve always wanted to pain/color. I tend to be the kind of person that can copy something beautiful but not necessarily come up with it on my own. Love your work!
I love how loose and free the lines were but also the way you incorporated a fun and successful design at the end. Lovely and beautiful work.