Let's Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!!!
I feel like I keep needing to apologize for all the new free lessons (3 a week?! that's nuts! I know!) but I just can't help myself!!
I am learning so much which means I am teaching so much in turn! For those of you who continue to welcome the distractions from the Pandemic and the stressors of normal life, I will continue to give to you.
So last week I did an intro to Fountain Pen Inks on my Mixed Media YouTube channel (you can watch that by clicking here in case you want to revisit it or haven't seen it yet and need to catch up!) and why I love painting with them so so much! But in today's video I'd love to show you HOW!!! Watch today's freebie YouTube video for so many reasons!
❤️ To see how inks work compared to watercolors.
❤️ To watch how you can "Lift" the color to make really amazing highlights.
❤️ So you can a sneak peek at more of the Furniture projects that I'll be teaching in my Art Deco Drawing Book (Vol. 2!!)
❤️ To see how my favorite Fountain Pen Ink Color compares to my favorite Daniel Smith Watercolor!!
❤️ To learn how to make 2D objects looks INSANELY realistic!!
Which one is better you may asking?? I'll let YOU be the judge after you watch and see how they compare!
Speaking of Art Deco, my newest book, Learn to Draw Art Deco Style Vol 1 is due out next week!!! The cover was JUST finalized yesterday (huge thanks to my Patrons for voting and helping me decide yesterday!!)!
No joke!! Here's a peek (that NO ONE ELSE has seen and no one knows is the final!!! It's THAT hot off the press!!!).
When I get a copy I will show you all the pages in a video! In the meantime, here's the cover, whatcha think?!
Today is Friday which means NEW FREE YouTube lesson!!
This project was particularly satisfying for sooooo many reasons! Well, I'll just list them off so you know what they are! First all, I got to paint with my fountain pen inks. They are soooooo vibrant and juicy and satisfying (due to their vibrancy and juiciness) that I cannot even compare them to any other medium I love them so much! This is the one I use for skin color. It's DIVINE!
I can now draw hands after publishing a book on them! I can finally dive into any project that involves them and has truly opened up a whole new world of faces and characters now that I'm no longer afraid to tackle any drawing!
I spill 3 oz. of permanent ink all over my studio floor. There's nothing quite like an explosion of ink to liven things up in the old art room!
Glasses. Having the guts and courage to draw OVER and ON TOP OF a completely painted girl, is, well, TERRIFYING! But then the level of proud you feel when you actually pull it off is the BEST FEELING EVER!! So while it's scary, it's worth it!!! So my advice to you is to simply GO FOR IT.
The references I used today are so super cute!! The original reference photo was taken from Vogue Japan and I just fell in love with it when I saw it!!!
Another reason today's project was so fun was because of my little feline side-kick!! Oh Tippie!!!
So after the spill and the cat play and the juicy brushes filled with ink I was just delighted at the final outcome. Click on the video here to watch how YOU can learn how to paint glasses on YOUR mixed media girls!!
What Fans Are Saying
Karen, you are absolutely fabulous! You make me feel like I can draw anything. I have recently retired and finally have the time to do some of the art that I have loved since I was in school. I am really at the beginning of my art journey and I hope to learn as much as I can. Thank you for all you do.