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Reflecting on a creative August

I’ve really enjoyed creating in August. The month started off with the Helen Dardik workshop in Rotterdam which was beautiful and inspiring. The month and art has flourished from there.

I created an illustrated map, an instructional illustration for #PortfolioClub, an illustrated Recipe prompted by Flow Magazine’s book 50 Ways To Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life. I also created a party invitation book cover and stitched/painted self portrait.

I added new items to my Folksy shop as we start to get ready for the busy festive period.

To learn more about this latest work follow these links❤️

Illustrated Recipe – Buns

Brushed Blooms

How to plant a tree – Instructional Illustration

How to plant a tree – Instructional Illustration

Visit my Folksy shop here to own and enjoy an original inspiring piece of art.

Thanks

Kim

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

Under The Sea

I’d like to be, under the sea…

These art my artworks of how it feels to swim with the fish.   
This piece all started with the inspiring colours of sea foam in Llandudno Bay, North Wales. I then uses Snapseed to enhance the natural colours and then painted and smudged in the colours in Pixelmator. 

I added fish that I painted with sea water in Egypt, after I saw them snorkelling. I painted onto the fish in app to add more detail and how the light as it plays on them in the moving water. I added a swimming girl and beach scene to contrast with the myriad of colours in the underwater world. 

I love to snorkel inthe Red Sea. 

I then had a visualisation of a further piece that I wished to create following my figurative drawing challenge of a woman swimming towards the onlooker. 

I used similar techniques, again creating in Pixelmator and added my hand painted fish. 

  I’m missing snorkelling as usually we would be soon taking a trip but this year we cannot, so I’m satisfying my underwater love through recreating my experiences through art. 

Posts that made this artwork possible:

Painting Fish seen when snorkelling

Painting Fish Part Two

Painted fish used in underwater heartwork