Creative weekend

Creative weekend - student project

I've really appreciated this course for the opportunity to take some time to focus on creative activities, and to be able to share. Pandemic times are exhausting, and throw in having a parent in hospital for a few weeks - wow - it's been a lot. This course has been like a little weekend get away in my on home. Thank you, Marie-Noelle! :)


I have so many art journals on the go that I didn't start a new one for the course. For this assignment I used a piece of water color paper and threw down some masking fluid and then just went at it with ink wash, water color wash, and then built up from there with markers, coloured pencils, pencils, drawing pen, crayons and a little gold ink. I'm usually so uptight with drawing. It's fun to make a mess!Creative weekend - image 1 - student project

Contour drawings always make me laugh

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This was definitely my first time doing a portrait with my left hand. I couldn't believe how well it turned out. I think I'm bit less awkward looking than this but it does capture my likeness some. Shading was so difficult it made me appreciate how much work it had been to build up this skill in my dominant hand!

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I think this drawing probably looks a bit silly, but it really is a great song! It's "Sister of Pearl" by Baio. Do yourself a favour and give it a listen, won't you? It is perhaps baroque pop. Makes you want to prance about.

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I really love pine cones. So drawing several in different ways was relaxing. I probably should have been more experimental, haha. Maybe next time, but I certainly enjoyed the process.

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This drawing just started out as a colourless pen and ink drawing of a fox. I didn't mean to, but foxy looked a bit scared. When it came time to add the mistake I got out my jar of india ink and a brush because I knew that whatever my blind squiggles did to the drawing, they would at least be bold enough to cover ANYTHING. Anyway, those bold strokes turned into some of the crazy lines that you see in the trees around the fox. And then I figured they looked so menacing it must be getting late in the forest so I did some painting. I like the picture so much more now! The menacing trees seem to explain why the fox looks uneasy. Who could blame her? Thanks again for the fun course!

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