Entries from January 2018

What’s on Your Easel? S7E34

An image of me standing in front of Van Gogh's self portrait

Me in front of a Van Gogh

What’s On Your Easel? What have you been doing with yourself? I sincerely want to know what you are currently drawing, painting, sculpting, dancing, writing, singing, choreographing, photogging, or otherwise artistically making love to!  Send an email to blade@artisticbiker.com and we’ll use your works to inspire other because that’s what this is really all about!

This week’s easels come from Pamela French and Laura Church.

You can watch me present what was on your easel and what was on my easel over at The You Tube here: https://youtu.be/gAboqxvieco

Artist’s Corner S7E34

artistic biker church sketch

artistic biker church sketch

With the beginning of February I’m pretty sure your New Year’s resolutions to go to the gym more often and lose weight are starting to wane. Time to introduce some new habits. I have a couple of friends running some encouraging programs in February

.Jeanette Jobson has a daily sketch habit group on Facebook for the entire month.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/909589742476326/

It is a closed group so she can keep out the negative folks and you can feel free to sketch and share it only with those of a like mind. Click on the link and it’ll take you there to request to join.

Next up is Ayala Art. She runs the 29 Faces group on the Facebook. Every February and September she encourages folks to draw one human(ish) face a day for at least 29 days.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/29faces/

29 Faces is also a closed group but again it’s just to keep out the looky loos and nay sayers. Head on over their and give her a shout so you can play along.

 

And of course, my daily sketch habit is ongoing.

Here at the blog I post the reference photos and my interpretation of them weekly as well as maintain a gallery of past references. I also post them daily to The Artistic Biker Facebook pageand have just started a group so you can share your works as well:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtisticBikerDailySketchClub/

If you have or know of a class, challenge, or group that supports art and needs telling about, hit me up on the
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The Artistic Biker Does Watercolor Flowers

photo of an Art Journal Watercolor Flowers - Artistic Biker

Art Journal Watercolor Flowers – Artistic Biker

I did a brief tutorial on letting watercolors flow into one another during the Free $2 Tutorial portion of the  live session. This is me letting the color blend into each other naturally in a floral painting.

You can watch me paint this in real time at The You Tube here: https://youtu.be/gNQVi8ayrOw

Weekly “Daily” “Random” Objects 28JAN2017

Here are this week’s ALMOST Daily, “Random” Object reference photos:

Vlogishness S7E33

For the last few months I have been waking up in the morning and doing “Daily” “Random” Object sketches. Notice those items in quotes. It was really more like Most Days rather than Daily but I didn’t let that stop me from carrying on. Also, they were “Random” from a specific limited selection. I like looking back at the progress made and I thought you might like to see it too. There’s a flip through video online at The You Tube here: https://youtu.be/de0yQNfpQJ0