Every stare at a big blank page wondering what to do with it? Are you overwhelmed by all the white space staring up at you? Take on this little exercise to help you push past those fears. Go Small. Take a piece of watercolor paper or any paper for that matter. Cut it down to smaller pieces. These ones from above are just 3 x 3. I keep a stack of them close by ready to create at a moments notice. It is easy to create daily when you have these little guys ready by your side.
On this piece i wanted to play around with a tree doodle. I was seeing how swirls would look graphically with the tree on a textured background. I then started to play around with the colors in the background.
On this layer i added some gesso to the background with my Crafter's Workshop stencil (cosmic bubble). Once it dried i played around with added watercolor crayons to add in some color but still leaving some white space.
playing with colors, playing with light. A simple shape to color in. As you can see i used a larger pen to doodle my cloud and raindrops. I like the idea of colored raindrops; it's my kind of world. Created using with pastels and watercolor crayons again, seeing how the two could come together.
less than half of an image was creative play here. I take lots of photos this way (i know there is a name for this type of photography but cannot remember it) and so i wanted to see about drawing something this way. Starting on a small block was a great first step for me. I could fill the page without over-thinking it. It was an interesting experience and one i want to repeat again and again. I like this kind of cropped image and feel there is more for me to stretch creatively with this.