Hey, two weeks in a row! I’m on a roll! And I realized that my idea of time when working on a painting is skewed. I was finishing up today’s piece and thought to myself “This didn’t take too long” but then I looked at the clock and realized I’d been working for almost 2 hours straight. Not that that isn’t still fairly quick compared to how long others put into their work, but to me it felt like nothing, a few minutes.
I’m back to retro-circles with a twist, and liking how these are turning out. I start with placing the circles more or less randomly, drawing them wherever it seems to work best. This time I went with curved lines for the anchor points (I use a compass to draw these initially) and wanted to see how that looked versus the straight lines I usually have. I made for a nice effect, I think. I already have the next piece drawn and down on the board with the initial background wash put down and drying. With the way I work though, that one will be completed next weekend.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, I’ve finally started transcribing one of the fanfics onto the computer, which is how I edit. I do the initial write longhand in a notebook (and reading some of the stuff I’d started and never finished years ago.. hoo boy!) and then edit as I type it into the computer. Then I read it out loud to myself (helps with dialogue and sentence pacing) and then do another edit. Then I post it somewhere for it to be ignored, lol! Seriously though, I’m finally starting to get back into this part of my creativity as well, so I hope to have something posted later this week if I don’t slack off.
Watercolor on paper
12″ x 9″