Art Cards 2011 – Week 9
It takes me about 20 to 30-minutes to drive to class, so I listen to music a lot, and brainstorm on the way. I used lyrics from a couple songs for the inspiration of my art cards this week.
One of my closest friends and I share a dream that someday we will meet and spend an afternoon painting on a hillside. On my drive to class, I was listening to Stranger in a Strange Land by 30 Seconds to Mars, and a line jumped out at me that made me think of this daydream again.
One of my themes from last week was the importance of believing in yourself. Along those same lines, I think it’s also important to know who you are, to be comfortable enough in your own skin that you can shout it out to the world! So the theme for this card came from a line in The Kill, another song by 30 Seconds to Mars, with an image that is very close to me.
I experimented with my process this time. I drew a pencil sketch first, drew the images with markers, and then added the background color with watercolor paint. I liked this method much better than doing the background color first because my markers don’t write very well over the watercolor crayons. I made the colors even brighter by dipping a wet brush onto a watercolor crayon, and filled in some letters with regular colored pencils. Finally, I added a little doodling with more markers. Quite a fun process!