Saturday, 17 April 2021

The #CreativeLife 2021 A to Z Blog Challenge: O is for...

Oil Pastels

This is one medium that continues to challenge me, no matter how many times I work with it. So to limit the pressure I put on myself to get it perfect, I am now using it in my art journal purely to practice for fun.

Do you like oil pastels?

   Comments and sharing you art are most welcome on Twitter, thank you for visiting my blog today.

Until tomorrow!

💙 Linzé 


Friday, 16 April 2021

The #CreativeLife 2021 A to Z Blog Challenge: N is for...

Neutral Colours

Black, white, and all the shades of grey form the neutral colours of the artist's palette. Of these black is often the most interesting since it can either be a cool colour or a warm colour depending on the pigments used to mix the final colour.

I love black as a colour to wear, but Pane's grey is my favourite neutral colour on the dark end of the spectrum.

Neutral colour pencils, Faber Castell, polychromes pencils on brown background
Five of the neutral colours in the
Faber-Castell polychromos pencil sets

  Comments are most welcome on Twitter, thank you for visiting my blog today.

Until tomorrow!

💙 Linzé 


Thursday, 15 April 2021

The #CreativeLife 2021 A to Z Blog Challenge: M is for...

Medium 

The substances we use to create art is called a medium.

My favourite mediums are graphite, ink, and colour pencil. Today I am sharing a drawing I made as a group project with my art group. It is made with watercolour pencils.

The art group members don't like the medium, but this is one instance where a high quality pencil definitely makes a difference.

Leaves on concrete abstract drawing in watercolour pencil on watercolour paper, artist Linzé Brandon, signed as LdV-V


As always your comments are most welcome on Twitter. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

💚 Linzé 

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

The #CreativeLife 2021 A to Z Blog Challenge: L is for...

LINE

The basic mark in a drawing. Whether a dot, or a line, we all use this same basic structure to write and draw.

So here is to the humble tiny structure of ink that is the base of the way we communicate with words or pictures. Cheers! 🥂

Comments are most welcome on Twitter, thank you for visiting my blog today.

Until tomorrow!

❤️ Linzé 

 

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

The #CreativeLife 2021 A to Z Blog Challenge: K is for...

Knives

Knives are useful tools for various applications in art. Palette knives for painting and texture work are widely used. A palette knife is also handy for separating the pages in a watercolour paper block.

Other applications for using a sharp blade includes scratching lines for detail work in watercolour, colour pencil, and graphite.

An interesting technique for using a knife blade is the sgraffito method which I used in an oil pastel painting.

Which techniques do you use a knife for?

Comments are most welcome on Twitter, thank you for visiting my blog today.

Until tomorrow!

💚 Linzé 

 

Monday, 12 April 2021

The #CreativeLife 2021 A to Z Blog Challenge: J is for...

Journaling

A journal in any form, shape, or size is the best friend of the creative person. Whether you like to craft or do art, a journal is a space for thoughts, ideas, and experimentation to explore new ideas, or revisit old ideas.

Today I am sharing a book about journaling as a form of self-expression and growth. Ok, I wrote it, but it will be the only self promo post this month so I am entitled, yes? 😏

As always your comments are most welcome on Twitter. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

❤️ Linzé 

Saturday, 10 April 2021

The #CreativeLife 2021 A to Z Blog Challenge: I is for...

Inktober

A daily challenge for October now also running as an annual weekly challenge. Ink drawing is the challenge, but many artists prefer mixed media too. Find out more at inktober.com

Here is a drawing from last year's challenge 😎

Ink drawing of a gauntlet and sword, artist Linzé Brandon, signed LdV-V


Comments are most welcome on Twitter, thank you for visiting my blog today.

Until Monday!

💙 Linzé 


 


The #CreativeLife 2021 A to Z Blog Challenge: O is for...

Oil Pastels This is one medium that continues to challenge me, no matter how many times I work with it. So to limit the pressure I put on my...