Yay! Day 3...I'm not great at sticking with things so making it to a third day is actually an accomplishment for me :). I got started on today's drawing earlier in the day than yesterday, which is a good thing. I wasted much of day 2 goofing around on the computer that once I finished the sketch and got it posted, it was time for bed...no other creations yesterday. Today will be different since the daily art one is done and there's time to work on something else!
I'm doing this project for a few reasons. One, I've just been so stuck creatively that new ideas have been slow to come. Two, I've stopped playing with art making, feeling like now that I'm working to be a "professional" artist, all of the work I produce must be sellable. Three, I have a lot of fear around being visible, sharing my process, success, worthiness and deservedness (I don't think this is a real word but you get what I mean). Four, I'm a master procrastinator and I use any excuse possible to avoid making art for all of the above reasons and probably others.
So, the daily art project is a way for me to just play around with art and mark making with no pressure around having to sell it. I'm also hoping it will be a source for idea generation. I think as I get more comfortable with making art for it's own sake (and because it really does bring me tremendous joy when I surrender to it), I'll be making it from a more authentic place and I'll make progress toward finding my own artistic voice.
Ok, enough goofing off writing this post! Here's today's drawing. I recently did a class with Tara Leaver, called Artist Inspired, that uses great painters/artists as inspiration for our own work. One of the artists in this class is Spanish painter, Joan Miro. I'm planning a larger painting and have a background prepped but I was feeling nervous about "ruining" it so I figured I'd use my daily art project as an opportunity to play around with mark making in Joan Miro's style. Here's what I created! I used a Sakura bush pen for the black marks, Tombow markers for the color, and a white Sakura gelly roll pen for the white detail. The background is blue Tombow marker applied with a water brush. I've used water media the last three days in this sketchbook knowing full well that the paper doesn't hold up very well...wonder what's up with that? ;)