Every once in awhile, I get the urge to pursue other art mediums to get my creative juices flowing. If you know me only as a plush monster maker, you may not know that I love to paint. I painted a lot in my senior year of high school and then in college.
I've always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with watercolors. They intrigue me, but there is very little room for error. When I used to paint a lot, I preferred acrylics. But my interest in watercolor keeps creeping back every once in awhile. I tend to use them a lot when teaching art to kids. They are quicker than acrylics in terms of cleanup. I like the look. And I've recently tried to embrace their slight unpredictability.
|Watercolor pencils were a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law years ago. I made a chart to see how the pencils look on paper and when water is added.|
I've also started combining watercolors with black pen.
I am debating whether I should add watercolor paintings to my KiraArts products or just keep it as a "just for me" creative outlet, with no pressure to make them to sell. Because I do admit, sometimes that pressure saps the creativity from me. I actually am feeling very uninspired to make plush lately for some reason. I'm hoping maybe this brief foray into watercolor can help bring back the spark.
|My Leonard Nimoy Tribute Monster|
I did this little sketch in the waiting room while getting my car inspected! I recently watched Big Hero 6 and was inspired! I am absolutely in love with the design of Baymax. The simplicity of that face! That squishy belly! And he's just the proportions I tend to favor in my monster designs...long torso, long arms, stubby legs. I just want to hug him! I love Baymax!
|Some Big Hero 6 & KiraArts crossover art!|