Self Portrait – Number 52 – the FINAL art challenge

I guess I am present in all my art as I have created it. My art represents my beliefs, feelings and life values.

Through my art development in the past 2 years I have been trying to demonstrate emotion, nostalgia, hopes and thoughts.

Therefore it’s hard to pinpoint a starting point for this challenge. However drawing practice and life drawing were key areas that make my self representation possible. You can read about those challenges at these links.

Follow your passions, nourish your mind and body.

This artwork was created through life drawing and then used Lino prints and digital work. The piece is about being in the right life groove which is inspiring and motivating, supporting one’s interests and abilities.

My aim is to inspire and uplift people with my bright artworks
My ceramic face with elements key to me.
This artwork was created through a mirror with photography, digital and watercolours.
Watercolour painting copying from a photo.
Marker portrait from a photo, digital Colour adjustments inspired by Andy Warhol

And breathe.  I am pleased with the outcome of this final challenge in what has been a life changing transition to art. There have been disappointments and surprising surpassing of my expectations. See the highs and lows in the 52 posts. One thing is for sure it has been colourful and lots of fun. It has pushed me out of my comfort zone 52 times, and for the motivation to progress I am very thankful.

I now want to have a think about what I wish to achieve next, I have some exciting plans which I’ll be able to reveal soon.

It is my goal to inspire people, so if you have been inspired at all I’d love to hear about that or see art or creations as a result. Thank you sincerely for your support, for following my blog, for visiting and giving me the onus to go on. If there is anyone that you think might be inspired by my art please share http://www.inspirebkim.com with them, for this I would be grateful.

So that’s it, 52 Art Challenges completed, all of it art from the heart. 

My favourite posts from the 52 are these:

Art Challenge 13 – Paper Cut Pictures

Part Two – Paper Cut Pictures

My Life In Paper

Art Challenge 15 – Animating Paper Pictures

Illustrated Children’s Book – The Dog Who Wanted To Fly

and finally my story…

Emerging From Injury To Produce Art Exhibition

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New Arty Products At My Shop

I’ve been busy creating some new products featuring my recent artworks for my print on demand Zazzle shop.

Take a look at the items on the Shop page of this site or visit the link above for the full range.

Here’s one of my favourites.

Clay Modelling – Art Challenge 51 

My penultimate art challenge was to create a clay figurine of one of my artworks.    


I used the leftover clay to create a pair of wings. These are both pieces after biscuit firing to 1080 degrees.     
I glazed the figure with what was labelled sky blue earthenware glaze before firing to 700-800 degrees.     
       

After firing it was evident that the glaze was mislabelled. However I’m happy with the piece as a first attempt to work in clay for a decade.   

Enjoy my past challenges, the next and final challenge will be self portraiture.