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#Inktober Week 2 – My Drawings

I’m enjoying Inktober – it’s challenging and is stretching me. 
Here are the second week drawings for the prompt words.

Crooked – I struggled with this and it prompted lots of though of the representation of women as witches.
‘Screech’ made me think of a car
‘Screech’ Inktober Prompt Word
Gigantic made me think of the huge cumulus clouds as we arrived into the Mexican airspace on the Thomson Boeing Dreamliner
Run made me think of the atmospheric rain at Chichen Itza
‘Shattered’ explored illustrating the ‘glass ceiling’ to reach the boardroom
Day 13 – ‘Teeming’ With Life – my favourite drawing so far. #Inktober Day 13 – Teeming With Life – I wished to have a positive response to today’s prompt word so am representing life – influenced by Egypt, Mexico and a whale from New Zealand. I finished the artwork then an iguana appeared by the path and stayed still, enabling me to study his shape – almost like he wanted me to add him to my drawing… so I did.
Be Fierce To Face Your Fears – #inktober2017 Day 14 – for today’s prompt word ‘Fierce’.
If you missed the first week’s drawings then click here

Thanks to Tutor Bill on the eshortcourses for the drawing advice. And to bic for its fabulous timeless biro pen. 

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Getting To Know My Style – Life Drawing

A big part of life drawing is recognising one’s style and letting it emerge.

Life drawing is a valuable exercise as it is very difficult so it’s great practice for all drawing, which enables my art to be able to develop and allows me to constantly evolve how I can represent my ideas and communicate positive energy.

Here are the pieces from the latest session, I felt challenged by a busy mind, distraction from background noise and the small paper size, but pushed on and when it then came to he final piece which was A2 I am happy with the result. The final pose appeals to me as it’s a pensive, contemplative pose which captures my imagination of what the woman in my ink painting could be thinking or, better still, day dreaming about. Thinking idealistically about this is much more hope encouraging for me. 

Trying to work with flow – Copyright Kim
life drawing
Zooming in using watercolour – Copyright Kim
Zooming in – Charcoal – Copyright Kim
I Wonder – I love this pose, it’s very Inspire by Kim as it raises the question of what to woman is thinking. Hopefully they are pleasurable thoughts. Copyright Kim
 

Here’s an interesting article about artist’s sketches.

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Drawing and Painting at UAL Chelsea

My First Life Drawing experience, less than a year ago. 

Underwater Calm Lady Oil Painting

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New Life Drawings – September 2016 

This Week – Newsletter

This week the Inspire by Kim exhibition ended, but the good news is that I now have artworks for sale in the shop at Airy Fairy

Inspire by Kim Artworks for Sale
Originals, canvases and framed prints are in the main shop area. 


I was pleased to announce that The Little Bean Bag  Cafe & Cake Emporium is displaying two prints of my paper cut pictures for sale. 

Tracey and Louise at Thr Little Bean Bag

Had a visit from The Small Print Company and tried typesetting and printing old style.

Worked on a new creative on two canvases in acrylic and oil paints. More on that later. 

Life drawing – I drew a male model for the first time. 


Now I’ll be reflecting on my exhibition,  reading the lovely comments from my exhibition visitors and continuing my current project. 


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Sewing into Art

I was keen to bring sewing into my art so having heat pressed two of my designs onto satin I explored different ways of stitching into them.

I also took one of the oil painting canvas test prints from my exhibition and tried to interpret the textures and features on a section of it.

These pieces are in part inspired by the stunning work of textile artist Lucy Leveson which I first saw in The Simple Things magazine.

Here are the results.

Stitching and adding sparkle into a print of my oil painting
Pink Lady – Copyright Kim
Copyright Kim
Using a hoop the second time
Fairytale Princess in Her Tulip Garden – Copyright Kim

 

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Batik – Art Challenge

Since visiting Las Dalias market on the island of Ibiza, firstly with Ben Shephard and the GMTV crew in 2002 and again with my family in 2015,  I have been keen to try Batik.

A dear friend of mine has the wax melter, tools and dyes and gave me the opportunity to try it. She pre-dyed fabrics in bright colours and once melted I drew on the, frame stretched, fabric using a Tjanting and brushes. (Health and Safety: Taking care not to burn myself on the wax pot and tools.)

I am studying and experimenting with inspiration so I chose mostly sunny fabric shades and worked on energy radiating sun designs and an eye seeing inspiration. Thirdly I worked with a winged gir/ angel/ fairy design. 

After drawing with the wax the fabric pieces must cool, the wax set, then dyes be mixed to add a second colour. I chose a magenta pink, and a purple. 

After being dyed a second time the fabric is dried before the wax can be melted out. Ironing out the wax between absorbent paper left a residue so I tried boiling the wax out, which although a bit messy and needing a dedicated pan, left the fabric clean. 

This article was helpful in understanding and following the  batik process Batik Basics Advice

I’m pleased with the bright fabric artworks, enjoyed the fluidity of the Tjanting. There’s always something satisfying in having created something yourself. Huge respect goes out to those who make huge batik designs, I would love to see that being done. I may decide to make a scarf, cushion cover, wall hanging, lamp or bag from the batik sections. 

If you have tried batik or decide to try I’d really like to see what you’ve created. You can comment below.          

Pink Sink!
    

The end results…

  Thanks for looking at this post, you can see any of my 52 Art Challenges at this blog. My work is displayed in April 2016 at Airy Fairy Cafe and Gift Shop, London Road, Sheffield. 

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Art Challenge 36 – Greetings Cards

As I have followed a more creative path this year it felt appropriate to put art into the cards I have given this year? ere are some of the designs from the earlier ones to the most recent. The birthdays and life events were great occasions to show my appreciation for friends and family by creating bespoke cards.

I gained cionfidence and was more able to use my art And paper cutting skills more.   Id like to create some notecards from artworks and get them printed.


  
  

 

 
    

You’re invited to have a look at any of the previous 35 Art Challenges, my personal favourites are

Animating Paper Pictures – Art Challenge 15

Paper-cut Pictures – Art Challenge 13

My First Art Commission -Art Challenge 33

Soul Art – Art from The HeART

I’m loving creating the mantra art using my artworks and photography. I enjoy blending images and adding a message using apps on my iPhone. I share them on my Facebook page which can be joined at this link – Inspire by Kim  Here are latest creations. Pop back soon to see more. Enjoy the meantime. 😊            

  I had a kitchen surface protector created using on of my earlier mantra art works, it’s a bright, bold addition to our kitchen.   

Please stay at my blog a while and enjoy the many colourful Art Challenge posts. My aim is to inspire through my art so if you are inspired please let me know or share my art do that it can inspire others to enjoy life and help uplift them when times are hard.

Thanks for popping by.

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