The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year.
I’ve been working on “Hollow Hills,” a project from the book, Dreamscapes Fantasy Worlds, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. I really, really need to be done with this thing so I can move on to other projects. However, I keep getting caught with only one hour or less per night to work on Art at the moment, so I guess I need to be satisfied with the amount of time I am able to give. I’m hoping to finish adding detail to the outside, darkest part of the hills, and possibly move to the inside.
Being honest, I’m worried about perspective. I know I need to add grass, and I know the front of the picture needs to be larger since it is closer. I’m hoping I don’t ruin the perspective, but I guess that is what practice is for, right? Trying stuff out and seeing what looks and feels right.
Drink of choice: Twining’s Pure Peppermint herbal tea.
Here is my work for tonight:
Tonight, I added some grass. Mine ended up looking different from hers. She uses a lot of negative space grass—meaning she paints the areas around the blades instead of painting the blades. (Hello, difference between watercolor and acrylics/oils.) I really don’t want to do that. I like my dark grass. It makes more sense in my head.
I tried to blend the transitions between the different shades of green a bit better on the left side. They looked a little stark. I still don’t like them so I might run one more layer again tomorrow night.
I also softened the hillside under the tree and where the light will eventually be shooting out of the hole. I’ve saved the Sap Green area and the flowers for tomorrow night.
For reference, here is what it looked like before I started the detail work on the hills:
Off to bed. Cant wait for Friday tomorrow. See you all later!
Daily Yoga: Today I did this Fightmaster Yoga video. I usually don’t like hatha yoga because it is too slow, but this one was hard with a lot of strength poses and extra chatarungas.