Saturday, August 30, 2014

Painting Patterns With Ink + #Arttips // Art + Illustration

Hello all! This is something I was working on this week. I wanted to do a big illustration but I couldn't think of what subject I wanted to do. Then I started drawing and painting ideas for little patterns. I really liked doing these because they were super simple and naturally I love flowers so why not paint some?

I realized two things about myself while painting this (and maybe these could be tips for you too):

1) If you don't know what to do, start with something simple. Try working on something easy to get started before going on to any big projects. If you're like me, practicing patterns of small flowers or hearts is the perfect exercise. It was much easier on my brain because I didn't spend hours being frustrated about not having a set idea of what to paint.

2) Listen to something that puts you at ease or makes you laugh while you're painting. I usually listen to music while I paint but this week I wanted to watch something funny. I love to watch Comic Con convention videos because I can listen to them while I'm painting and still pay attention to my work. I've currently been binge watching Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan's convention videos. I'm also a huge fan of the Supernatural convention videos. Anyone else watch convention videos on Youtube? What do you listen to while you work?

Also, sometimes I post these tips on my twitter. Feel free to follow me there for more! :]