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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

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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 Journal Prompt: September 2nd, 2016

art journal prompt toolsEvery 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.

This week’s art journal prompt is:

Your favorite item in your home.

Yes, your favorite material thing (gasp). Is it the mug you drink tea from every morning? Your favorite dress, suit, or your backpack? Maybe it’s your sofa. Whatever it is, create an homage to it in your art journal this week.

Sketch it, paint it, take a photo of it (your journal doesn’t have to be physical, remember).

Find it online or in a magazine and collage with it. Maybe create an en masse page of just that thing.

You might take the whole week to complete your work, or you might take one day. Either is fine. The purpose of this particular prompt is to remind you of something awesome you have right next to you, every day.

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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 9/2. Your favorite thing might be featured. πŸ™‚

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Digital Art Journal

Digital Art Journal: How to Make One, Tips, & Resources

This page contains affiliate links. If you sign up for a paid service through my link, I make a small commission. All opinions are my own, I simply like the products. πŸ™‚

I talked about what an art journal is and why you should have one. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed, you lack physical supplies, or you like the idea of ctrl-z-ing imperfections, then a digital art journal might be your solution.

What program do I use to make a digital art journal?

Use whatever software you have and are comfortable with. If you have Photoshop, then great. But you can also use any of the free programs & apps the Internet has to offer you.

You can use good old MS Paint if you want. The most important thing is that you actually like using whatever program or app you chose. πŸ™‚

Digital Art Journal with PicMonkey
PicMonkey is a powerful, browser-based app for editing photos. The free version is already amazing, and the Royale upgrade unlocks a full playground of effects, stickers, and filters.

What tools do I need?

You can easily make a digital art journal with just your hands. Use your finger as a stylus on your phone, or click around with your mouse/track pad.

A stylus or stylus pen will give you finer control.

And you can download a multitude of free or paid clip art, textures, and brushes from all over the web.

Digital Art Journal Page
This spread uses stickers and backgrounds you can find in my Etsy shop. πŸ™‚

What do I do with my digital journal pages?

Other than keeping your pages in a folder for the occasional slide show, here are some ideas for how to display and enjoy your creations

  • Use them as a background on your PC, phone, tablet, etc. You can create your pages specifically to these dimensions or you can resize and crop them later.
  • Print your pages with a service like Artifact Uprising, a local print shop, or your own printer. You can make photo books, wall art, etc.

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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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Start Art Journaling: 5 Prompts To Get You Started

You can start art journaling anytime, anywhere. Even if you only have one piece of paper. But even if you have a whole fancy journal, where do you start? If you need a bit of inspiration, here are 5 art journal prompts to get you started.

The first 3 are very specific. If you think you can’t draw or make things, or you haven’t for a while, these prompts will help you start art journaling without fear.

The last two prompts are a bit more open. They can be as complicated or as simple as you want. I hope you can use some ideas from the previous prompts if you get stuck. πŸ™‚

Fill a page with triangles.

  • Draw them.
  • Paint them.
  • Cut them out of pretty tape or junk mail and glue them in.
  • Or do all of that at once. πŸ™‚

Grab a newspaper, junk mail, magazine, or anything with big letters.

  • Pick some of your favorite words.
  • Outline these words by hand on the next page.
  • You can slide the words under your work and trace if you like.
  • Fill up the entire page. The more fonts the better.
  • Then, fill them up with color or patterns.

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Make 5 circles on the next page.

  • Now find a favorite poem, long quote, book passage, etc. online or in person.
  • Fill in the space around the circles by copying your chosen text.

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Make lots of sheet ghosts in fancy sheets next.

Make a rainy day on your last page.

And that’s all! I hope you found these prompts easy and inspirational. If you make them, please let me see! Tag me @ceiltastic on Instagram and Twitter.

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