Whenever I’m struggling to be loose in my art, I stop trying to make things perfect and do whatever sounds like fun.
Lately that means dripping inks and watching the colors merge, then splattering watered-down acrylic paint on top to see what happens.
I’ve learned that when I play, it reminds me there’s no right or wrong way. Then I can be brave and capture the whimsy of my characters.
If you’re looking to keep your faces and eyes looking carefree and organic, try using a water-soluble pencil to draw your features, then bleed out the lines with a little paint or water.
Instead of adding a thick layer of solid color, drip inks to create the illusion of definition.
You’ll see how I use some of these techniques and happy accidents in my Free Painting Class… click HERE to get instant-access and sign up.
Painting and storytelling have always been my passion and I’m honored to share it all with you and hope it brings you a little happiness and joy. Wishing you a beautiful weekend!