I have never done much doodling in class or on the phone. So this is a new area for me. I am not a multitasker. So, while I did the doodle, I forgot to watch the TV.
I have to admit that I was very much inspired by the beautiful rainbow themed Moleskin done my Margaret and others which you can see here. I absolutely loved it. Of course, my doodle is a far cry from the sophistication of this Moleskin, but it inspired me to start trying.
Here is today's creativity - a watercolor sketch of the 'Bay d'Amour' in Provence, France.
I am not really happy with it. It is the first time, that I used watercolor for a sketch. I guess, I still have to learn a lot. I have painted a lot with watercolor but not for sketches. I can't remember on whose blog I read the remark, that watercolor is the easiest to use for sketches. I thought I have to try it, but I can't seem to get the hang of it.
So, how do you do it? Any advice is welcome. :-)
Here comes today's creativity project - a portrait with Pentel brush.
It's not quite what I had in mind, because I still have problems doing softer strokes with this brush. I will certainly try it again, maybe even with another technique because I find the portrait so fascinating.
Here is today's creativity - a drawing of the bakery (boulangerie in French) across from my vacation rental.
This is not just any drawing - it might be nothing special for you - this is the start of my first real sketchbook! Yeah! I am so excited and very happy that it turned out so well. So far I have only used spiraled notebooks where you can tear individual pages out. Starting to draw in a book, where I can't take pages out that I don't like is a huge step for me. And I even started my first drawing with a color ballpoint pen - so, no erasing. (I guess I am the only perfectionist among artists, right?) ;-)
It is an Canson drawing book (A5 size) that I bought last week in Marseille. The cover is lilac which I find very appropriate since I am staying in the land of lavender (Provence).
P.S. And in case you are wondering what Calanques means, you can read more about it here.
Here is my first real contribution for "30 Days of Creativity". The suggestion for Day 7 is Friends.
Since the goal is to finish the creative project by the end of the day, I post it anyway, even thogh I am not yet satisfied as to the resemblance with the real people. It still is a great image of friendship.
Things did not work out as planed - I wanted to take part in the Every Day in May challenge but life took over and I did not even do one painting. OK, a few sketchbook drafts not worth posting.
Yesterday, I discovered that there is a similar challenge for June and I hope to do better with this one: 30 Days of Creativity
"Don’t put it off! Create stuff now! Follow #30DOC (or #30DaysOfCreativity) on Twitter. Send an @reply to @createstuff to let us know you want to participate.
Simply say, "I pledge to create something everyday for 30 days in a row."
And this is what the daily suggestions look like:
I know that I am a week late, but who cares. I already contributed one photo that fit the challenge of Day 2 and was made on Day 2, which you can see here. This tree is on the "Route the Crêtes" (a ridge road) in Provence, France, which is closed during summer months due to high risk of forest fire.