"Spent" 8x10 mixed media on wood
Did you know that a snail can sleep for 3 years?!?
I figured you would have to be pretty tired, exhausted, pooped, wiped out... "spent" to sleep that long!
(Spent also happens to be this week's Illustration Friday theme)
I had so much fun creating today's painting (and after yesterday's struggles I definitely needed it)! I started by wood burning my snail image, then added some gesso. While the gesso was still wet I scratched some details then let it dry. To add color I played with watercolor crayons and pencils (and some liquid acrylics too). It felt so good to just let loose and let the materials guide me.
In technical news, the scanner and printer arrived but now they need to be calibrated... For now I took a photo of today's painting (the colors aren't perfect, but they're closer than yesterday's scan). This part of the art making process is definitely a learning experience for me - I am determined to open my etsy shop this week!
Be sure to stop by The Creative Every Day blog to see how other artists spent Day 2!