After two days of not drawing or painting at all I was finally able to get another piece started today. I got home between 6:30 and 7 p.m. the past two nights and had to give priority to working out and prepping lunch for the following day. That pretty much fills up the rest of my evening. I have to make time to exercise in the afternoon because I wake up at 5 a.m. everyday as is. So here is a face I was able to work on quickly on Monday and the hamburger I was able to start today. This hamburger is going to be mixed-media. Hopefully, I'll be able to finish it tomorrow. I will post the finished piece soon together with pictures I took throughout the process and supplies I used.
I wish I had more time to experiment and improve my work. Sometimes I feel like I could improve much faster if I had more time. Nonetheless, I am confident that the effort I am putting in at whatever moment I have available is starting to show.
I'm so tired! Have to go to bed now!
I usually wouldn't be able to resist the urge to add, at least, a bit of colored pencil into my painting. I like to add final values and texture with my Prismacolor SoftCores, but decided to leave this one a bit looser than my usual work. Also, I decided to leave a white background and experiment with handwritten letters, which I love.
I have to go cook some chicken for week meals because the next two days I will be arriving form work super late and tired.
Good night, friend! Thanks for visiting! :)
Hi guys! So... I'm not usually the type of person that likes to talk about my plans until they have become a bit more concrete. However, I am going through a strange phase at the moment that is unlike any other I have experienced so far and is likely the prelude to a new exciting chapter in my life. Hopefully, these transitory months of uncertainty (and a certain amount of anxiety!) will eventually bring me to a point at which I can finally start working toward a life of peace and happiness from doing what I love and living in a place where I feel like I belong.
My husband and I are applying to move to Canada (this means moving far away from all friends and family and the city that has been our home for most of our lives). It has been a process and will likely take months still, but I have decided to leave my current job at the end of this school year so that I can dedicate my time to art and developing an online presence. It was a hard decision. I really love teaching Art and hope to keep teaching Art in the future, but I am excited to be able to have time to improve and experiment and make a name for myself as an illustrator/artist. If you have visited before you probably already know that I have been doing my best to make time after my full-time job to keep drawing and painting. It has been hard and I am spreading myself thin as I am also very much committed to keeping a healthy lifestyle.
I have a lot of personal projects that I am currently doing a lot of research and investigation for as well. I want to open my Etsy shop and create my own YouTube channel soon. My Etsy shop will probably open sometime in the next couple of months and my YouTube channel is something that I will probably start as soon as the school year ends. I am so excited for what is to come!
Here is a bird for you, my friends! And I hope that you follow me throughout this journey!
So... I finally made time to finish this avocado and egg on toast study. I don't like leaving things unfinished. I am happy tomorrow is Friday and that I have more time to draw and paint in the weekend. I want to do a street or portrait watercolor so stay tuned for that! Workout time! Any Fitness Blender fans out there?
It is 8:17 p.m. Had another late day at work teaching acrylic painting classes. I need to go to bed in less than two hours if I want to have at least 7 hours of sleepy time. I will not miss having to wake up at 5 a.m. when my days of teaching at a school end. I've made it work somehow, but it's not easy.
Anyway... painting/drawing flowers is definitely not my strong point, which is why I have to practice. Here is a mixed-media experimentation I finished a bit ago. I did this twice. The last two images were the first try, which I wasn't happy with at all (especially the innermost petals), so I did it again.
That's it for now, I think!
Hello there! It is 7:10 as I am typing this and I am tired but I will not allow that to derail my workout plans for tonight. Keeping myself healthy is a big priority for me and working out has definitely helped out with my anxiety and overall mood. I arrived home from work only 40 mins ago and this is a little something I was able to advance in my current piece while I was having an energizing snack. It's not done, but this is my way of holding myself accountable in terms of practice and progress. I also painted a watercolor rose today (for the second time because the first was total crap), but I will post that later! Flowers for some reason don't excite me as much as food! However, I still want to become a better artist overall and this means practicing everything!
These poor paintbrushes didn't stand a chance against my cat. The saddest part is she started biting them just a bit after I bought them. She also enjoys drinking the water I am using to paint, even with paint in it... The other day I was painting with my cup of coffee in front of me, and I accidentally swished my paintbrush in it thinking it was my water. Has this ever happened to anybody before?
Anyway... I should go work out. Here is a painting I finished today. I am practicing painting crackers.
Man! Life is such a balancing act! How do people do it? There are simply not enough hours in the day. Do people just...not sleep? I have a lot going on in my life at the moment. My life is about to go through a pretty big change soon and I am anxious and excited about it. I can't say much about it right now because I don't want to jinx anything, but I am very happy to say that I am going to be able to produce much more work and start with much anticipated personal projects! Here is a piece I did using my Koi watercolor set and Prismacolor Soft Cores.
Thank you for stopping by!
I started this illustration with a light watercolor base and continued adding values using Prismacolor Soft Core pencils. I don't have much to say today. Except for the fact that I got home from work extremely tired and, though I would really like to continue with my painting of a cracker assortment, I have to cook some chicken and possibly squeeze in a short workout. Not having time to draw and paint really gets me down sometimes. :(
As I work towards discovering my own artistic style, I try to pinpoint what it is about other people's work that appeals to me. I have been drawing almost all my life, but it wasn't until recently that I started getting really passionate about learning and improving my work. I am proud to say that throughout my months practicing, I can definitely notice an improvement. That being said, I think I still have a bit to go before finding a style I can call my own. I am definitely drawn to realistic art, though I would love to find a way to still transmit a sense of my personality through my paintings and not have them focus solely on representing an object as realistically as possible. On the other hand, I also really admire artists who paint loosely and who can improvise. I wonder if there is a medium between the two?
Here is another painting I did this past week. This one was created using watercolors and some final texture was added to ice cream area using Prismacolor Soft Core pencils. Painting ice cream is truly a challenge for me and I am also practicing to get better at glass. Have a great day and thank you for coming by!
Hey there! Here is a little painting I did during the week. This one was created using only watercolors. I find myself using both of my cake sets at the same time lately. My Colorolio set has some very nice colors, but I need my black from my Koi set. I hope you have a nice weekend! It's my birthday on Sunday!
I am excited and super happy to share the fact that I am setting up my Etsy shop soon. To start off, I will be selling prints of my artwork. I am currently in the planning stage of my shop, but it's happening! It's something I have wanted to do for a while but have been putting off due to the fact that I do have a full time job and work overtime some days of the week. Nonetheless, I realize I should go for it now because there really will never be a perfect moment for it. I leave you with today's painting! Thank you for stopping by!
Painting leaves is hard for me! I really need to keep practicing. Those splatters didn't really turn out the way I wanted them to. Have a nice afternoon! : )
Today I decided to practice drawing an animal. I went for a racoon because I think they are adorable and can't get enough of them since I saw that video of a racoon stealing a cat's food. You know which video I'm talking about! The way it took the food and ran away on its back legs had me laughing for a long time. : O
For this painting, I used both my Koi watercolor set and my Colorolio set. To add final texture and values, I used my Prismacolor Soft Cores. Finally, light effects were added with my Sakura Pen-Touch paint pen.
Hello there! Thanks for popping by!
In this crazy world, often filled with negativity and aggression, I think it is important to take pleasure in the small things in life. Breathe in and remember that there ARE beautiful things around us that we should be thankful for. This is today's painting. :)
I finally had a good night's sleep and woke up to a wonderful, rainy Saturday morning with no pressing stuff to do. I was able to enjoy my tea and breakfast slowly and do some painting. I really need to get back to the pace I was working at. So here is today's artwork!
These past couple of weeks have been insane! No time to draw and paint after work..... which makes me super sad and kind of anxious because I feel like I loose my rhythm. I work over time giving acrylic and oil pastel classes after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and I still make time to do an hour of exercise as well as meal prep for the following day for both me and my husband. Sometimes I get mad because there are not enough hours in the day to do everything I'd like to do! I would absolutely LOVE to have at least an hour to work on my drawing and painting skills every single day. Unfortunately, it gets very hard sometimes! Here is the only painting I was able to do last week...
Hello! These are my weekend paintings. For the bagel I used a mix of watercolors and Prismacolor and for the leaf I only used watercolors. I recently bought this Colorolio Solid Watercolor Pan set through Amazon and have used it several times now. From the little experience I have had so far with watercolors, I can already tell that the Koi watercolor set I bought before is a lot better. I really like the colors in the Colorolio set, but the colors in the Koi set are a lot brighter and I personally feel like I need a lot less to get the effect I want.
Have an amazing Sunday and thank you for stopping by!
So I remember my grandparents quite frequently. They both passed away several years ago and I loved them dearly as they were the only pair of grandparents I had. Here in Mexico there are sooo many different types of sweet breads and it is common for people to have a variety at home for breakfast or mid-afternoon coffee. People who like their bread frequently visit ¨panaderías¨ to fill up their bags with their family's favorite breads and these were two types that I remember my grandparents eating when I was a little girl.
Yesterday I received two things that I ordered from Amazon: a 72 watercolor pencil set from MagicFly and a 72 box of Prismacolor Premier Soft Cores that I just needed to try out. These were my Christmas presents to myself this year and I am super happy that I am collecting more art supplies in order to keep on with my art journey.
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