I’ve needed a new channel trailer (a short welcome video for brand new visitors to my channel)….my old one was just old and it needed a refresher. The art I wanted bits of, well…..that changed drastically in the plan! Scroll on down to read a little more about that process and the craziness I dealt with.
New channel trailer!
You can go leave a comment on the YT channel – and read the stories of others there too. Give each other encouragmenet!
Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!
That leaf art
I wanted to film snippets of me working….and I had this great idea. Spill ink on a sketch, then create depth just in the areas the spill happened. First the spill was…not great! ha. I guess I need to practice pretty spills! But as is my wont, I did just proceed – I’d already done the deed, so I could at least practice the technique before redoing. This is what the piece looked like before I got out my pen:
And then….a black ink BLOOP from my pen! I had the cap on the back of it and was trying to remove it to re-cap the nib end, and it wasn’t letting go; I mindlessly twisted it, thinking maybe it screwed on the back (I knew that wasn’t the case) so I was actually moving the piston – and pushing the ink out! I wasn’t planning on doing anything but line work in black ink, but that of course changed with the advent of The Bloop.
That led to adding a lot more black than had been planned! It was touch and go with the amount; I wanted to keep some of the light created by the spill, but to make it look like I meant to use that much black. Did I succeed?
All those videos
In case you missed any of this in about the last year….here are links! Some are instagram short videos, others are full YT videos.
- Train in watercolor sketchbook
- Iguana in Copic plus pen and ink
- Roses in watercolor
- Yellow cart in watercolor marker plus pen and ink
- Leaves in watercolor pencil
- Practice exercise in watercolor
- Snowman in colored pencil
- City animé drwing in copic marker
- Alcohol ink plus doodling in pencil
- Grapes in Zig clean color pens
- Horse in graphite
- Chick in pastels
- Rabbit in watercolor
- Farm in colored pencil
- Hex Charts for Copics, Sketchmarker, Prismacolor, Polychromos, Luminance
Free class is fully posted now!
If you missed out on the free class announcement in the previous video on Monday….there’s a free class on Artventure for you! A new lesson was added each day, and today’s the final one – hope you enjoy making fall leaves!