A little bit of a zentangle while watching the Cryaotic livestream on Saturday...
An attempt to draw something realistic that didn't go as well as I'd hoped! I find small details to be very challenging with acrylic paint.
These were fun. I spent a long time (in the past) waiting to come across chalk pastels, and once I found them, I learned how unbelievably messy they are. Wow. Especially on smooth papers, it will collect a pile of coloured dust which will get all over everything if I'm not careful. Keep a wet rag handy.
Because they're so chalky, I sprayed them with matte varnish which I don't really care for - it covered my dark black lines with a hazy white film. And then I sealed them onto the page with some gel medium. In the end, they kind of look like images printed from a terrible printer! Ha!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?
Monday, June 5, 1pm PST