In April I tried to follow through with an Instragam “draw in your style” type drawing. Draw in your style is where an artist shares a drawing and others follow along by either drawing it in their style or try to draw it the way the artist drew (which is how I did it). I managed to sketch the drawing but it wasn’t until late May that I was able to color it. Originally, I was going to paint in Photoshop but I’m really stiff with digital painting so I decided to just watecolor. Maybe another time.
Here’s mine next to the original piece by the original artist.
I used mainly the Daniel Smith watercolors I added to the Schmincke set.
I hope to do more of these. They really help me practice my drawing and painting.
Just for the month of January, I’m going to give some of my time to digi-scrapping. It’s been a very long time (it feels that way) since I’ve done any digi-scrapping. I’ve been purchasing digital kits since 2010 but within the last year or two I’ve slowly tapered down to creating nothing, but still buying the kits! So, to start off the year, I’m going full force with putting these kits to good use. Then, come February, I will stop and move on to other things. A part of me really just want to put some of these kits to good use. I have goals of making stickers with the embellishments (elements) to use in my planners and maybe other crafts but I honestly don’t think I can digi-scrap like I used to. I am also continuing with Project Life (PL) but I won’t be doing weekly anymore. I am pretty far behind by…3 years? I’m going to try doing more of the app PL than paper PL, although I do have quite a few paper PL kits and I don’t think I can ever give up paper PL.
This challenge I’m doing is at the Lilypad digital scrapbooking forum. The challenge is called Month of Challenges or MOC and what you do is create a digital layout each day for 31 days straight. Admins will give the requirements for each layout per day and you just have to follow the requirements. You don’t have to create one a day but you have to have 31 completed layouts by the end of January. If you complete this challenge, you get a $20 credit toward the shop. I’m always looking for deals and I love the designs at the Lilypad so that’s what hooked me. I also wanted some motivation to keep at this hobby because I still do enjoy digi-scrapping. Here are the first four layouts I’ve done: