Happy New Year! It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I have posted on my blog! Last year was definitely a big creative year for me. I had my first official Art job at Paint Nite, I did a record number of painting commissions, got my Graphic Design certification, and designed my webpage http://www.sris-arts.com. 2015 has been a bit slow on the bigger creative projects, mostly because I’ve been working on lots of cute DIY projects for my Wedding!
To kick off some 2015 Creativity, I thought I would post blogs 10 days in a row, with 10 pages out of my sketch book which is still getting filled at a rapid rate. I stuck a few coloured pages into my sketch book to keep things interesting :)
Here’s an elephant doodle using my 0.1mm Staedtler pigment liner which was inspired by an image I found online.
After checking out Paintlouge in Markham and trying out Acrylic Paints seriously for the first time, I finally made it back to the Paintlounge in Toronto to learn how to build textures. The amazing 3D effect was a lot of fun to develop, and I had a great time practicing the techniques on this colourful freestyle peacock :)
As a Paint Nite instructor, I always tell my friends to find a location near them and check out Paint Nite. It’s a super relaxed environment and a lot of fun. That being said, PaintLounge is a great place to build on techniques, and the overall environment there is really inspiring.
Using 6″x8″ Canson Watercolor paper, Nu Pastels, and black acrylic paint, I created a simple Toronto Skyline.
The first time I finished it, I decided to spray it with protective spray, and it completely destroyed it! Ironic, but a lesson well learnt. I had to actually redo it, which ended up pretty quick the second time around. Here’s a picture of the ruined version.
Tomorrow I leave Toronto behind for a vacation to London and Paris! Keep checking srisarts.tumblr.com for photo updates :)
The year prior to my graduation, my friend Sigma & I went to University to get our graduation pictures taken. The two of us decided to do an impromptu photo shoot around the little gardens in our university :) The autumn scenery was beautiful, and it was a nice sunny day, which made for some great shots :) This painting is a relatively abstract interpretation of a photo we took that day. This was done with Oil Paints on 16×20 Canvas