Last night I felt like creating.
A creature came to me in a dream. Literally, I dreamt of this art piece and when I woke up I realized that it was just pleading to be put onto canvas.
Or, in this case, paper.
I decided to try something a little different this time. I have tried my luck in acrylics before but I don't have all of the right supplies and I don't have any canvases. I find that I enjoy sketching and then coloring in with colored pencils a lot better.
Not this time, though. Originally, I was going to just use colored pencils to shade my little creation, and then I realized that colored pencils wouldn't do the image I had conjured in my dream justice.
My dad had pastels that he used when he was in high school. They are still in good shape and they were exactly what I needed.
After I had drawn the little fawn, I knew I needed a special kind of artists tool to make her look as though she was in the forest I imagined in my mind.
That's where the pastels come in. They're a special kind of chalk that is designed to be smudged and blended with your hands. (Time to get messy!)
This is what I came up with. And I love it. I had so much fun creating it, and I even bonded with my dad through the process. He had created amazing things with his pastels in the past and he showed me how to use them. I will definitely be experimenting more with them in the future :)
I get my best ideas at night. You?
I call this peice: A Winter's Frost. I named the little deer Fawn. She's my friend now :) Funny how you can create friends in your own mind and watch them take on personalities of their own. I just love that :) All of the little creatures that come to me become parts of me too.
Ta ta for now! Keep creating :)