Joy (update 8/20/18) | Skillshare Projects

Mireya .




Joy (update 8/20/18)

I remember being so proud of this piece. I knew that:

  •  lots of practice was ahead of me
  • I need more practice with watercolor pencils
  • fell in love with color and watercolor paint for sure


Some months later I came back to this project and created this.


Big improvement with the block letters. Lettering with watercolor, well it was my first attempt.


My thoughts

  • E and S  need work 
  • spacing and alignment issues
  • more color on the left lower side.
  • I do love my work and am proud of it.
  • practice does make better



Then months later I went back to the drawing board again. I wanted to explore:

  • wood texture for letters
  • blue birds holding the letters
  • more vibrant magical color
  • something fun

 Remember the words from part 1 project.

The joy kids have when they are playing outside and how the little things give theme such great joy- I have to remind myself of this and help others do the same



June 21 2016

Yes I am passionate about art. I keep this design and others as a way to keep track of my progress. Every now and then I redraw my favorites and here I am.

I am going back to the drawing board and will attempt to color and all. Will see...

 Now what colors

I have started learning about color and oranges, reds and yellows have to be my choice.

These colors are energetic, passionate and positive....that's everything I want my art piece to be. 

I then used Adobe Kuler to help me come up with a palette.

This is my picture.


My practice with color

This was so hard. I thought that brown and yellow would help me get the right colors.


Terrible color. Good Practice.


Getting There but still terrible color and the letter shapes aren't quite right.


I wanted to make the o look like one of those supermarket balls. I also wanted to add musical notes above the bird. Oh well I like this lots.

My letters are looking good! 

My color are pretty good. I like the warm yellow and pink. I think I need to up it a notch with the colors. The seem, soft and I want to add a bit more energy to the piece.

Maybe a much more vibrant blue for the background.

July 25 2016

I am redoing this today! I will work on this the entire week.

I like the word Joy and am thinking simple block letters

I love the birds too!

What message am I trying to share. I think its a simple reminder...I just want to capture the simplicity that children love everything and everyone and for them happiness is all around.

PLEASE feel free to give me feedback. Thanks!



Need a little work on

  •  green vines
  •  a few leaves
  • bird's eye should be brown
  • letter J needs work on the texture and needs to be thinner
  • musical notes
  • really love the idea of the J letter doubling as an instrument

My recent practice. I love the vibe but should have went with a better lettering style for the word here...more practice

Sometime in 2017 perhaps January



I love the here! Should have went with this version!

Love the word joy here and the color let's keep working.




Here we are! There's something about the color that has me and the little bird but the record breaks at the eek feeling in the word here. Why did I?

I can combine that with the here in the first one. Oh and maybe the y should be lowercase as in the #2 and keep that thin tree texture.


Wow what an awesome step in the right direction. I will offer this for sale in the future. Hey this would make a great art for say a comfy oversized sweatshirt...yeah the kind that hangs over the shoulder....YEEEESSSS working on it! 

Anyway to find me visit my blog and instagram. The links are on my profile.


This is the latest version of this print and you can see how I have embraced my ideas:


 you can buy this print here


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