Here's a hint about my new series...
...and a shameless plug for my article in the new Art Hive Magazine, of course!
But first...the new series. The Creative Every Day suggested theme for July is 'Summertime'. I peeked at the site as I was finishing up my June series, the smell of melted crayon permeating throughout the kitchen.
Summertime? OMG. What in the world am I going to do?
Well, I knew that I wanted to continue to work with female faces because, frankly, that is my favorite thing to draw/paint. Ever. And I knew that I wanted to stick with a fashion-inspired series...another one of my loves. Lastly...I am going to be traveling during July, so that is another thing to keep in mind, portability of supplies. I was actually leaving for the NYC/NJ trip the next day as I stood there contemplating what to do. I decided to sleep on it.
When I was getting settled down to go to sleep that first night in Brooklyn...I saw my sunglasss sitting on the table and thought- that's it! Sunglasses!
Then I started to think about summer time accessories...hats...special occasion jewelry...hats...then I saw a gypsy/bohemian lady somewhere (probably Pinterest...my ECU friend Laura Sutton always post the best pics in this style and my inner gypsy soul is always drawn to those images, she has a great eye for art and style)...then I started to think that this gypsy-vibe also went with the traveling and moving I will be doing this month...and of course my love for baubles and sparkly thangs...and...well...the theme was decided. The first four images were just fun girls with big ol' sunglasses...but since July 5th I have included a turban...makes me think of some sophisticated lady, young at heart, loves to travel, off at some resort of exotic location being fabulous.
So I am not sure how long the turban will stay in the images...but for now it is all about turbans and oversized sunglasses. As for materials, the first eight images have been drawn with either pencil or Sharpie Marker in a Moleskin Sketchbook, which I am noting because that will explain why the color in the images is not pure white. (also...not scanning the final pics before posting, just photographing them in my sketchbook so I can keep them together) The size of the images is manageable, only 7.5 x10 inches right now. I am trying to keep the size and materials fairly simple right now since I have lot's going on this month. Which isn't to say I won't revisit some of the images and re-create with additional materials...but for now, keeping it portable...because after all, it is summertime, right?
Okay...last thing to mention....the new Art Hive Magazine is available to view on-line! Hooray! Physical copies are being distributed right now, but if you have a moment, please check out my article, there is even a fun Instagram challenge you can participate in! Click on the picture below to go directly to the newest issue!
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG