Todays post will no doubt be a little long but if you have time do read through it - it'll be worth it.
It will be long since I want to show you a few pictures I have been working on and then at the bottom of this post a new preview video of my Just Doodling class which starts tomorrow! Check out the preview video I added below - it will give you a very good idea of what we will be doing. And oh btw today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the pre-reigstration price.
First - from my sketchbook part III - I finished the houses that I was trying to show you step by step but of course once I start working on it I get carried away and I forget to take pictures in between. But I will show you here and try to take you through the steps.
I wanted to show you here how the whimsy of making these little houses makes them so much fun and so interesting to look at. You can see that for my little doors I cut out little squares of paper and then glue them on as doors. The random-er the piece of paper I choose to cut out my little door the more interesting the door becomes. See the work FABRIO on the door - not sure what that word was but it doesn't matter and the fun part is it just happened that way because I didn't overthink anything. I needed a little rectangle for a door - I picked a busy little square of paper and cut! - instant interest!
Drawing windows (see left hand side bottom) on these doors should be fun too - no rules please - just go for it. how about a little swirly door knob - who says it has to be perfectly round!
Now windows - triangles? Why not - rectangles and squares. The red one in the right most corner there is actually a piece of washi tape - I did them all across the building - just another option for another layer - layers are good ; )
I love adding words - I never add the words till the very, very end since it's only at the end that I get a sense of what the little houses are saying. Again - just go for it - don't worry if it is not eloquent, articulate, wise or clever. You know that game where you have to say the first thing that pops into your mind when you see a picture - do that - and then put it down. (There are tons of sources now for stickers with random words or even stickers with short sayings like my "The sun always rises). Oh and also - lots of doodling all around the houses - again, just randomly - get that "whatever..." attitude going (you know the one all the kids have these days ; ))
More words - "best times" around the window - some of those doodles by the way are also rub-ons - I think I forgot to mention that I again "randomly" at rubons here 'n there.
And voila - the finished piece- puffy clouds, happy door, and friendly windows! This btw was done on that yellow paper again but as you can see I covered most of it up. That yellow is just not working for me!
So I challenge you to get out your stuff and just go for it - don't overthink it - have fun!
Again, today is the last day to take advantage of the early registration price of 39.99$ In this class you will really experience the freedom that I talk about above of just making silly shapes and forms. The first chapter in the class is "Loosening up" so how to get the flow going so that you are not scared to put those random doodles all over the place like I do in my little houses above. You will see that once you start doodling - you will doodle everywhere.
Here's a second preview - watch this - its fun!
Do have a great, creative day all