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Art Journal Prompt: Someone (or Thing) You Take Care Of

Working in my art journal as often as possible helps me keep my creativity topped up. There’s no pressure for things to be perfect, and that often results in happy accidents. Those happy accidents inspire a lot of finished work for me. That’s why I share art journal prompts. A little starting inspiration helps conquer the blank page. πŸ™‚

 

Celia Agnes Art Journal Prompts

The prompt for this Friday is:

Something or someone you take care of in your home.

This could be so many different things.

  • Your pet
  • A plant
  • A loved one
  • Yourself

It might be your car. No wrong answers. πŸ˜€

Think about how you care for your subject, why you do it, and how it makes you feel. You might feel overwhelmed caring for a family member, and that’s okay. Your page doesn’t have to be full of rainbows.

Maybe waxing that car lights you up inside. That’s fine, too.

Remember that your art journal doesn’t have to involve fancy drawing. If you love photography, try printing out a photo of your subject and adding some writing or simple shapes. Grab some magazines and do a collage. In the end, all that matters is that you get the point. It’s your journal and no one else needs to see it unless you say so.

I hope you make time to get into your art journal this week. Show me what you make by tagging me @ceiltastic on Instagram, sharing it to my Facebook page, or simply email me.

Art Journal Prompt September

Art Journal Prompt: September 16, 2016

Friday brings us a new art journal prompt to work with. I hope you enjoyed last week’s prompt and made something beautiful. This week, we’ll take a look at another tiny joy tucked away in our home. Read more

Make A Zine to Showcase Your Work

Making a zine can be a simple, cost-effective way to print & distribute your artwork without having a find a publisher. I’ve found a few tutorials, examples, and a good start-up guide to help you along. Read more

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Adventures in Art #1

Adventures in Art is an ongoing series where I document all the creative things I’ve been up to. πŸ™‚

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I got some new watercolor papers.

And I’m really excited to try them out. I have always used Arches but I found this brand called Bee Paper (check out that crazy website) at Michaels. It’s exactly the size I need for a series of mini paintings so I figured I’d try it out.

I got the Canson watercolor sketchbook because I’ve been wanting to add watercolor to my sketches, but my current sketchbooks don’t have heavy paper in them. I have two other sketchbooks specifically for watercolor but they only have a few pages left in each one. Also, my skill level has gone up since starting those (yay) so I thought it was time for a fresh start.

Honestly I don’t think the Canson paper will be the greatest quality, but that’s why it’s just for sketching. Maybe I’ll be surprised. πŸ™‚

Art Journal Paper

I joined CreativeBug.

I heard Jamie Ridler mention CreativeBug in a Behind the Scenes episode. I really loved the all-over doodle spread she made, but I put off joining. Last week I decided I was worth the $5/month investment. πŸ˜‰ Annnd I’m really happy with it so far.

I did take Lisa Congdon’s class, and the results were amazing. I had previously thought that since I “knew how to draw,” a drawing class wouldn’t benefit me much. But I was totally wrong. It was so nice having someone explain their method to me, and to then have a new way to use my own drawing style.

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Next, I started this Daily Drawing Challenge by Pam Garrison. I’ve only done day 1 as of now but it let me get my Halloween on with the lollipop prompt.

Creative Bug Project

I’ve been drawing more in general.

A new living situation has given me much more creative time. I can work on personal projects and make things to sell, and have time to promote myself too. It is seriously a dream come true. πŸ™‚

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And lastly, a reminder that not everything you make has to be a masterpiece.

The other night I wanted to make something simple and without expectations. So I made some new toys for Omelette. He may not look impressed in these pictures (I cut his food down today because that fluffy belly is getting a bit too fluffy), but he definitely gave these a good batting around the apartment.

Taking the pressure off once in a while is fun, and lets you try new things. I wouldn’t normally crochet with three strands of yarn at once. But, it ended up making a tough, durable ball. Perfect for claws. πŸ™‚

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Art Journal Prompt: September 9th, 2016

Every Friday, I offer a new art journal prompt for you to explore. These weekly art prompts are dual-purpose. They encourage you to show up to your art practice and create. They also serve to help you remember, appreciate, and work through different aspects of your life.feed-store

This week’s art journal prompt is:

Your front door or entrance.

Whether it’s a chippy farmhouse door or brand new and sleek, take a moment with the entrance to your home. You might brush past it everyday without thinking.

Doodle or paint it in your sketchbook, your lines don’t have to be straight. Maybe you’ll take some photos of it. Get a close up of the number, or lock. Include your key if you want.

And don’t forget to take in the big picture. Do you have plants around your entrance? Some nifty lighting? Step back and use all of this for your inspiration.

We’ll have another prompt next Friday, so you can take your time in your art journal and make something beautiful from your entrance.

All done?

Once you’re finished with your journal page, I would love to see it! I’ll feature some of your creations at the end of next week’s art journal prompt. So tag me on Instagram @ceiltastic, or email a photo of your work to celia@celiaagnes.com with the subject Art Prompt 9/9. Your favorite thing might be featured. πŸ™‚

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Art Inspiration

Need Art Inspiration? Here are 5 Incredible Illustrators

I’m very good at killing time by looking at other people’s beautiful work. Instead of working on my own. But sometimes you just gotta refill the creative well. Here are 5 of my favorite artists for you to enjoy. I hope they inspire you to try a new style, a new medium, or experiment with color. πŸ™‚

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Frannerd

Fran Meneses (aka Frannerd) is a hero of the illustration world. She’s talented, and she shares her freelance experience, resources, and motivation on her YouTube channel. Also, has a beautiful Etsy shop where you can purchase her prints and stickers. Be like Fran.

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Maruti Bitamin

If you enjoy watercolor, check out Maruti Bitamin. Her illustrations are colorful and ethereal. Also, she works both tightly and loosely with equal success. See some of her tutorials andΒ  resources here.

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Matt Forsythe

You might recognize Matt Forsythe’s work, he’s illustrated for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. He was also the lead character designer & lead prop designer on Adventure Time from 2013-2015.

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Brett Manning

Brett Manning (aka BrettisaGirl) creates gorgeous surrealist paintings. Her work is a beautiful trip through pop-culture and feminist themes, all wrapped in her signature dream-state style. Brett is especially prolific, so there’s always new weird and wonderful pieces to enjoy from her.

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Asja Boros

Asja Boros has quickly become one of my favorite artists. Her colorful, loose ink works are a fresh take on intuitive painting. And, she has a YouTube channel where she explains her process in wonderful detail. Her videos are a fascinating peek inside the creative brain.

I have many more artists to share with you guys, so I’m going to make this an on-going series. I hope these first 5 illustrators gave you some art inspiration, and that you try something new.

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