I had to take a break from the Cheap Art Challenge because I had an order for Koda’s Kountry. This was probably the hardest order to fill. Not hard as in to fill, hard as to staying awake. I found myself falling asleep on the couch a couple of times during the day. So the good news, my insomnia may be over, the bad news is it is during the day where I need natural light to work with. So my internal clock is screwed. Oh goody.
I didn’t have time to take many photos, but here of what is going to Koda’s Kountry.
Would someone please remind me to see if they have a blog or a website so I can link this blog to.
Back to the challenge. Some artists have difficulties or even fears of “The Blank Canvas”. When I was in art college, we had a visiting artist who would splash some color on the canvas even before her classes began in order to get rid of her fear.
You are right when I first started this challenge, I had that fear. I did not know of what to draw. When I finally picked out my subject and sketch it out. Which by the way, I did this at night and without wearing my glasses or contacts. I am nearsighted.
In case, you are wondering, I used this pencil and eraser.
The eraser was a prize from a cereal box, many years ago. And the pencil was just lying around the house. I still have all of my pencils from collage and highschool. I might be a hoarder when it comes to that. Either way, they were free.
I am hoping that this link work. Somehow this photo is not in my phone.
I now face a new challenge, how to color it. Obviously melted crayons will not work.
So I could go with acrylic paint from the Dollar Tree. But I do not have much of a selection.
Or the watercolor pencils. Or I can use both. Watercolor pencils for the background while the acrylic paint for the horses or reverse. This is suppose to be fun, not causing stress.
Speaking of fun, I took 2 sheets from the art sketch pad. Remember where the computer paper was better than that paper? One sheet, I coated it with white paint while the second one, I didn’t nothing. Actually I forgot. I brought some rubbing alcohol spray at the Dollar Tree, and added a few drops of the paint. I sprayed the paper, and sprayed it in several layers. The green had the white paint undercoat.
I am quite please with the result. The green reminds me of the Northern lights. But if you are asking of what I am going to do. Simple, I haven’t got the foggiest idea.