Today I will show you an update on my latest drawing. A vintage girl with sunglasses and full lips in graphite. Continue reading “Vintage Drawing+ Change 2”
Welcome to #3. of Art Swirls!
Today we will be doing Hot Glue Canvas Painting.
YOU WILL NEED
- a canvas of any size.
- Acrylic paints.
- a hot glue gun +extra glue sticks.
- A semi-steady hand +good handwriting, or letter stencils.
I found the below lovely image on Pinterest, and decided to put my own spin on things. I will probably do one similar to the picture eventually.
STEP ONE~ FIRST DETERMINE A DESIGN AND SKETCH IT LIGHTLY ON YOUR CANVAS WITH A PENCIL.
IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE ‘SHEEP’, I USED THIS MAGNET AS A STENCIL.
STEP TWO~ NEXT, BEGIN TRACING OVER YOUR PENCIL MARKS WITH THE GLUE GUN. WATCH THE CONSISTENCY OF THE HOT GLUE AND TRY TO BE CONSISTENT IN THE AMOUNT OF GLUE ON THE CANVAS.
GET RID OF THE ‘SPIDER STRING’S’ AS YOU GO!
STEP THREE~ NOW CHOOSE YOUR PAINT COLORS AND BEGIN PUTTING THEM ON IN THE ORDER YOU WANT THEM. THE DESIGN IS UP TO YOU. I MADE THE SHEEP PLAIN OLD WHITE.
STEP FOUR~ STRENGTHEN AND DEEPEN THE COATS OF PAINT AS YOU GO UNTIL SATISFIED WITH YOUR WORK. MAKE SURE THAT THE PAINT IS EVEN. ALSO MAKE SURE ALL THE HOT GLUE IS PAINTED OVER EVENLY. AND YOU’RE DONE!
Welcome to Art Swirls 2. ! I am excited to do this one today because I hunted for a few drawings on Google and came up with two drawings to try freehand. I didn’t measure anything at all…just used the good ole’ eyeballs. 😉
Image 1: Chip (beauty and the beast)
Image 2: Cala Lilly
Image 3: Silhouettes (taken from one of Walter T. Foster’s art books.)
This one had more room for creativity. I sorta’ just chose a bunch of random objects to draw, and some from memory. This is what I came out with.
I did the drawing of Chip as a ‘promo’ art for the live action Beauty and the Beast. Anyone else hoping to ‘be their guest’ this March?
Guess what? Brand new series guys…
I promised a new series, right? Well…here’s another one. Basically- there will be three contributors to this series: Emma, (me) Emily (from guest post), and Ellie. The three E’s, the three musketeers 😛 . Today’s post is by Ellie and I (we’ll mostly focus on my drawing as Ellie was behind me in steps). Here’s the inspiration/prompt photo for this project.
Step One: choose your colors.
Step Two: start with the yellow in the background.
Step Three: add water to your brush along with a drop more of white paint. The, dab the brush around the lighter area- lightening it further.
Tip: Notice the shape of the lighter area looks sort of like a heart. You can also remove any hair from off the painting with anything sharp- just don’t dig a hole through your painting!
Step Four: now darken the ‘dark’ spots with the normal yellow. Then, dry it with a hairdryer.
Step Five: Now choose a circular object in the size that you want the center of your flower to be, and trace around it with a pencil.
Step Six: Now freehand two wider circles around the original circle.
Tip: if you want to be more precise, you can find two more objects about the size that you want them to be. Be as creative as you like- just try to stay somewhat with the reference photo.
Step Seven: Freehand in the five petals.
Step Eight: and now you may freehand the shape/outline of the ladybug.
Tip: try drawing three dots for the circular shape of the ladybug. And also notice that the dots aren’t right on top of each other. Rather, the bottom two are a little to the right of the top two.
Step Nine: the next step is to add your lighter blue with a medium angled brush. And also the normal red of the ladybug. Also add more circles around your original ones, according to what you think of the reference photo.
Step Ten: Now you can begin blending in and adding some of your dark color all over the petals.
Tip: Look at the way the reference photo looks. Especially focus on the blending of the petals.
Step Eleven: the petals should look similar to what you see in my below photo. The next step is to add your dark color the the very first circle around the middle. Then add red to the circle directly below it.
Step Twelve: Now for the fun! Experiment with colors and blending in the middle of the flower. Just make sure whatever you do is well blended.
Step Thirteen: Paint in the ladybug and it’s details. Make sure that you dry it and everything else before adding the white highlight to it. Then TA-DA! You’re done.
Hope you guys enjoyed this!
Special thanks: To Ellie, for helping me hold things for the shot, and for painting with me.
I have mentioned before that I am taking a history/humanities course for high school with a group of friends. Today I am just going to spend some time sharing our most recent project with y’all. We were instructed to make a coat of arms on the theme of our family in the past, the present, and our vision for our family in the future. We are also supposed to make a paper explaining why we chose the symbols we did for the coat of arms. I will be sharing a picture of my finished coat of arms project and I’ll add a copy of the paper to explain it.
❤ My Coat of Arms Project Paper ❤
My Family: Past, Present, and Future
My coat of arms is based loosely on the Sauer coat of arms- and primarily on my imagination.
Past~ My crest displays my family’s past with four of the symbols shown: The Italian flag, the German flag, the lion, and the capital letter ‘F’. The Italian flag symbolizes the Figura family as having Italian roots and our immigration from Italy to the US. The German flag- the name ‘Sauer’ has German roots. The name literally means ‘a man who is a sawyer (cut wood to sell)’. 🙂 The Lion is the central item in the ‘Sauer’ family crest. The lion symbolizes royalty, valor, and strength. The lion is also known for having Biblical significance (Lion of Judah, Christ.). The letter ‘F’ is simply supposed to help to identify my family name.
Present~ Let’s start with the shield division I chose. The red cross symbolizes faith and protection. Protection can be anything from God’s constant protection of His children to a father’s protection of his children. Or parents teaching their children and protecting them from worldly influences. Quinque Solas is a latin phrase which means ‘the five solas’. While is not even close to a summary of what my family believes- it does give a foundation for justification- one of the most crucial doctrines fought for during the reformation. Cave, Cave, Deus Videt– is a latin phrase which is and was popular especially in the middle ages. It means ‘Beware, beware, God sees!’. This is a warning to all Christians and all people in general. It is especially aimed at our practical atheism. When we want to sin, we pretend in our hearts that God isn’t there- that He doesn’t see. But God will not wink at sin- thus the warning.
Future~ My vision for my family in the future can be summarized in one word: ‘triumph’. The victory over sin that Christ has won for us. Now I will explain the five remaining symbols on my crest. The color of my shield in old heraldry stood for freedom, beauty, joy, health and hope, and loyalty in love. I pray that in the future my family will be forever loyal to God and each other. The anchor is placed strategically in the center of my crest, as I wanted it’s prominence to be obvious. It symbolizes salvation, hope, and religious steadfastness. I have a vision that by God’s grace- that my family will be steadfast in their faith and not be swayed by heresy. I pray they will never lose the hope that they have as Christians. The apple is to display God’s goodness, the peace we have in Christ, and once again- salvation (seeing a pattern here? 🙂 ). Lastly- the acorn and the crown. The acorn means independence and strength. The crown is tucked under the shoulder of the lion (the lion represents Jesus Christ, as I said earlier.) to show that it belongs to Him. The crown is literally known as the ‘heavenly crown’. Other meanings include: ‘a symbol of victory’, ‘sovereignty and empire’. To summarize that for you- “GOD RULES AND REIGNS!”.
“Saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” “
Soli Deo Gloria!
END OF PAPER
This was a fun project and I recommend it. It’s a lot of fun to track down history and to create your own crest. I loved it because you can technically count it for an art credit too 🙂 .
Have you ever done something like this?
Have you ever made a family tree?
What do you think of my drawings on the crest 😉 ?
As I mentioned…our friends have been visiting us. And two of the girls really love to draw. So I’ve been drawing 🙂 .
What do y’all think? BTW, there’s a ‘lake’ in this drawing. 🙂
This is a simple post!
A very simple drawing, too. I drew a Christmas tree for my very last art class ever. You probably know I stopped art classes. But this was my very last drawing. My art teacher’s words were: “It’s harder than it looks.”. And my friends, it actually was a LOT harder than it looks. One advantage is that most anyone could probably do it just by looking at it! But it was a lot of fun just the same. 🙂
So, Merry Christmas (soon!) from The Misty Mountain ;p !