Play Journal Update: 18 September

The weekend is almost over. I did a lot of work and not too much art, but important thing is that I kept my practice and did something every day. Today I am giving you an update from my Play Journal:

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This was done at work on Friday, during lunch break and a long phone call. It’s partly based on a dream I had the previous night in which my late father was complaining about not inviting him to see my new home for many years, and partly on a weird idea I got about drawing a giraffe. The dude is the male figure from my dream (nothing like my father) and it’s pretty badly drawn I know, but that’s fine. The giraffe, on the other hand I love (I looked at a photo on the Internet for inspiration and reference). I did not know I could do any of this with just a ball point pen. I am seriously surprised.

And the next one:

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I looked at some photos on the internet as reference, because I decided I should practice drawing from reference and not just from my imagination. The male turned out much better, but his haircut is gross and he feels very intimidated for that reason ­čÖé And her I do not like much… Important thing is this is all done with colored pencils and no erasing, which is again a surprise for me. It’s good – practice makes me more confident.

It’s late and it’s raining…┬áThere will be no running in the morning, but I can always aim to do some arting instead. I hope we will get some more sunshine this week…

Something New: Play Journal

Surprisingly this morning I did not feel like Black Book-ing at all. So I just made my coffee and sat down at my desk and looked around and saw this one journal that I received from my American friend some time ago. It has a nice size, but very thin paper and I did not know what to do with it. Even if I gessoed it, it would not be ok for wet media. So, I thought I should just start sketching in it, just drawings to practice and play. And I took my colored pencils and my gel pens and some watercolor pencils (little water it can take) and did this:

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It felt good. I know that I need to practice turned faces and profiles, maybe figures, maybe hands, so what better opportunity than having a Play Journal and feeling free from thinking that what I create must be good. And if you are wondering about the text: I pulled an oracle card and it said: Trust your own understanding. Like, do I have a choice?? LOL!