Art · Ever After 2018

Fantastic Beasts: Day Three

For today’s sketchbook practice, I finished up Marielle Stolp’s #Fantastic Beasts #EverAfter2018 lesson. I learned so much about the process of making art. I really love how Ever After’s lessons are comprised of several videos because they help me understand that everything does not get completed in a day, that art is a process, and that I can walk away from something for a day or two and come back to it, and everything will be okay.

This piece took me three days to complete and is my largest painting at 11 x 15. I learned so much about taking my time with the process rather than rushing it. I really appreciated how Marielle Stolp mentioned in her videos that she was taking a break to allow herself time to gain a better perspective on what she was creating. She modeled such great habits for beginning artists like me to learn. I loved her discussions on the best watercolors, and I loved her cats’ interjections. It was a wonderful lesson that I really enjoyed taking part in.

Art · Ever After 2018

Fantastic Beasts: Day Two

For my sketchbook practice today, I continued with Marielle Stolp’s #EverAfter2018 #FantasticBeasts lesson. I spent about five hours inking my sketch, adding stamps, and then beginning to add watercolor. My practice was derailed a bit by a migraine and being tired. We had severe storms here last night, along with tornado warnings, so I was up until three in the morning. That doesn’t lead to the most productive of days, but I showed up and made art, and that’s what matters. I’m looking forward to continuing to work on this piece tomorrow.