Y2 Art Resolutions is the second year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy.
When I began working these exercises again, I figured a series was emerging. But yesterday, after “creature in contemplation,” I saw only sea vegetation in my next sketch. The floating flowers caught my imagination with their whimsy. When I searched for creatures, I could find none. Since the marker colors were getting tiresome, I figured that my theme was shifting and decided it was time for more nuanced color. Then a surprising thing happened. Lady Bugs showed up. After I worked the watercolor, I brought the study into the Tayasui Sketches program and used the pen and pastel tools.
I like this. I like the gentle nature of the piece and the subtle softness of the palette and unpretentious presence of the tiny critters.