Tuesday, 11 February 2014

art journal

This is my pencil case. Don't touch my stuff.


You know what, I'm sick of feeling BAD at making things just because I'm not as good at certain things as other people are. The problem with being surrounded by super talented people all day every day is it's easy to develop an inferiority complex.

I've decided to focus on the fact that art is subjective and nobody cares if I can't draw. The only thing that matters is that I am trying, and doing things I want to do. It's fun even if it's not "tattoo artist" or "art school grad" or "art teacher" or "I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil" good. (I know a lot of artsy people, haha)

So I decided to start up a couple mixed media art journals, because let's face it, that's the least intimidating place to start. Inside all of them are bits of writing, photographs, attempts at painting, coloring and drawing, stickers, found bits of stuff and whatever else I want to put in there. Today I did these two pages. They're outlined in ink and then painted with watercolors.

I messed up the pattern behind the cat, my painting is uneven and I went outside the lines ... and I am just leaving the bulldog blank because I'm scared to wreck it, but what matters is it was fun! And all in all, for the first watercolor paintings I've ever done in my life they're not so bad.

In conclusion, art is fun even if you suck at it. 

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