I've started the 100 Day Project. With this art challenge, I will create new work on a daily basis for 100 days. Every few days I’ll be updating my blog to show you. I'll post pices and let you know what I’ve learned with each piece I created.
So, you say, what's in a daily art challenge for you? Won't this just encourage making a lot of bad art? I'll admit I've have had that thought.
Let's review why creating art each day can improve your art, whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner.
I encourage all of you to try a challenge if you are interested in improving your work. Like any other skill, you get more skilled at art by doing it!
Without further ado, here are pieces #1, #2, and #3.
I have THREE pieces of art I actually like in only three days! I'm very excited.
WHAT HELPS ME MOVE FAST and LEARN
As you see these are all quite different pieces.
The first is acrylic marker, graphite and pastel. The second is a digitally over painted version of the first. The last one is acrylic marker, pen and pastel. All are 8x10"
In one of my posts, I talk about using the old Master’s paintings as references. Everything you need to know, they have demonstrated again and again. Find those you like and study their palette, their compositions, their materials. COPY their work if you like. That is a tried and true way to learn. Chances are you will make it your own some way.
Consider their work a treasure trove of genius and use them AS YOU CREATE. Did you lose your colors somehow? Open up some pics of your favorite masterworks and see how you strayed. Is your composition weak? Google composition with your favorite artist’s name.
Have you done a challenge? What did you learn? How did you decide every day what to draw, paint or create?