Crazy color combination.

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When making art, you can’t think about real-life scenarios or anything in general. Besides art, If you think about anything else, you won’t enjoy making the art as much as you can.

I try to get in the “zone” that’s what I call it. It’s as if something is controlling me when I draw. It’s similar to a runners high.

I draw and it doesn’t stop, continuous until my hand cramps and I take a break. Fighting the cramps sometimes to finish the last pieces. A battle against the paper and the mind, hahaha. Only do I wish I could draw nonstop, sometimes it takes a lot of energy to motivate yourself.

Making art is a lot harder than people think, sure it might not make your hands dirty unless you’re using paint, hahaha. But the mind is worked out to the max.

I feel as if I get mind headaches from my art sometimes, it’s a lot to process. All the different colors and shapes.

An example you can see, I get bored in one area and end up all over the place on the drawing. Then there are times I’m slow and steady and stay in one area, it depends on the way I’m feeling that day.

I Always do my best to feel tension free when drawing. Don’t drag your hand across the paper, be light weighted.

With all the crazy colors you see, what’s in the image before your eyes?

 

Minor color update

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Not the greatest update, but it’s something. Been quite busy this week. Sorry for the lame excuse, haha.

A few new colors added to the image to ponder the mind.

When making a color or deciding what color to use. It takes quite a long time, a slower process than sketching it.

Sketches are easier and go with a flow. When I sketch I’m going and going and sketching.

But when I color I’m pausing and looking at the drawing every few seconds. To figure out if the color I want to use is “correct” in my eyes. Or maybe to use a different color.

Didn’t spend as much time as I wanted to this week on the drawing, but I got a decent amount.

I want to enjoy the process or I don’t even feel like making art. To force it and make it a duty of some sort. That just makes no sense to me. Not every single moment of life I want to create, but I wish I could.

It’s in the moments where I have the most inspiration that I can’t draw, it always works like that with everything, hahaha.

When you want to do something you can’t. But when trying to do something you don’t even have the energy to attempt. It’s all sucked out of you.

If you learn how to mess and play around with your mind you can try your best to fight the resistance in a fun way. Don’t force anything or your true potential won’t shine. Just let it happen.

With the little update I have here, what do you see in the image?

Remember the answer is not given until the end, only little hints. Sorry if my hints are not the best, I try to give riddles and puns. Or tell you if I see what you see. It’s a weird way, but fun way for me to join the process.

It might be confusing to some at times. I act as if I’m not the artist and just a viewer myself.

Living in my everyday life, I don’t even feel like an artist or anything. I look in the mirror and just see a person standing there.

Just like everyone else. The same, all just a person. Living and breathing and that’s it, nothing else. Everyone is the same to me no matter the situation. We’re all one to me, no one is worth less than me or more. Just the same as everyone else. I look around and see a bunch of different version of “me”

Just had this thought at the moment of writing this, thought I would share it.

Thank you.

Vibrant and bright colors. (Color added to sketch.)

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Here’s how far I got tonight. Not feeling the best, have a cold. But that’s not an excuse.

It’s making me lag in progress, but progress is progress. The hours add up.

The colors in this drawing are a little crazy as you can see. Very vibrant and bright. eye-popping.

Don’t have the colors confuse you, remember the imagination. Any color combination is possible. I don’t have to follow the rules and make the image the correct colors.

That’s the freedom of art. You can do whatever you want with zero rules.

Observe the colors and shapes. Squint your eyes. Turn your head sideways, whatever you have to do. To look at it.

As of right now, what do you see in the image?

Take your time and don’t rush it, anything could be here.

Thank you.

Finished sketch.

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Here’s the finished drawing. I’ve had it sketched out for a few days now. Also have a little color added in too. Took a picture before I added color.

Been lazy about posting the past few weeks or so. Sorry about that, have real life things to work on besides art. The dream is to work on art full time one day. Yes i wish for it tomorrow, but there’s no rush.

You never force the art or anything in general. It all just happens, let it happen without doing it and see what the result becomes. At moments you surprise yourself on what you can achieve. All you have to do is believe in yourself.

There’s the saying it’s all about the journey and not the end result. In the struggles and moments of creating yourself is the fun part. Don’t rush the “Success” but just let it happen.

It will all happen at the correct time, just be patient and trust the process. If you don’t trust or believe anything the negative energy might consume you. Do your best to not do that.

With what I have sketched out, what do you see in the Image?

The guesses vary from all over the place every time. It’s interesting to hear what people see and think of my art. Good luck guessing everyone. I’ll give little hints and such, but not the actual answer.

Thank you.

 

 

Progress on sketch

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I thought here would be a good stopping point to take a picture. Not completely done, but almost done.

There’s a little more I need to add before it’s done. I’d guess an hour or so left. Usually don’t pay attention to the time. On Monday I fit in 3 extra hours.

I sat down, forgot to look at the time and noticed I had to go eat something and sleep. If I had no schedule, I would just stay up every night and create.

Random drawing for an hour or two adds up over time. If you’re working on something and have a long time to work on it. Break it up into different days. I never have a set date to finish my art. Just make sure to work enough on it each week.

In the creative procces there’s no rush, take your time and create.

As of right now, what do you see in the Image?

Previous post for comparison :https://chaoticshapes.com/2017/11/06/start-of-new-drawing-2/

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Start of new drawing.

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Worked on this for 3-4 hours on Friday night. Was going to post it that night, but it got too late.

The idea of this drawing is a little weird, someone gave me a very creative idea for a drawing.

As of right now I’d say 2/5 of this is sketched.

If you look closely at the detail maybe you’ll be able to make a picture in your mind.

Whenever I start a drawing I never know where to start. I pick a main area of the image.

This might be a quicker drawing, but I’m not sure. I plan on using some crazy colors. Going to hurt my mind with this one.

Wishing myself luck. Thank you, self, hahaha. Sometimes talking to yourself is the craziest but best answer.

What do you see in this image?

Thank you.

Multi Dimensional Cactus landscape.

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Here is the final and complete painting. I had a lot of fun creating this one.

The feel with paint is a lot different than colored pencils. More child like and less weight on the paper. More free you can say.

When thinking about popular or well known art pieces usually they are paintings. I think I know why, it makes sense in my mind. The canvas cost quite a lot. paint is expensive. Paintings just seem to value more in general. That could be why. Looking at paintings up close is very interesting. you can see every stroke and emotion put into the canvas.

With a drawing you can’t really see where the person started or the strokes, but still as interesting. Don’t get me wrong.

I wish I could paint more after making this, in the painting mood now. Only if I could not care and paint on canvas after canvas. I’ll start painting on things besides canvas, it’s a thought hahaha.

This is a painting of a few cacti, in a field. If you look closely at all the details and colors, using your imagination. You can create a solid picture. I will not tell you what I have painted in the background. That’s for you to create within your mind. What would the purpose of art be if you were given the answer every time.

The guesses for this painting were all over the place Like usual. A few people had a very intricate description of what they saw. On the previous posts. Very good eyes you have, artists see alike.

Your assignment is to look at this painting and create whatever picture you want in your mind.

If you don’t see a cactus at all or anything else. That’s okay, all I ask for is for you to enjoy my work.

If all you happen to see is a bunch of crumpled up colors so be it. Anything is possible. like I always say, my art is neither correct or incorrect. It’s whatever the viewer imagines.

I can say everything I want, but it won’t matter in the end. because you won’t see what I see. You only see what you see. We’ll all see different colors, shapes and figures.

Goodluck.

 

An array of colors.

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Right here seemed to be a good spot to stop and take a picture.

There’s just enough left to paint where I think I’ll have it done next time I post. Not going to rush this, as normal. Taking my time.

With the style I have, the figures and shapes might be difficult to make up. That’s where your imagination kicks in and you stand back and take a look for yourself.

What do you see? The way I paint this isn’t really correct or incorrect, not sure how to explain it. Thinking everyone will understand.

Look closely at the colors and think of objects that happen to be those colors. After that the colors turn into solid shapes. Creating the picture you see in front of your eyes.

But then again, if I draw something not its original color. You’ll never know. The ideas and answers can go on forever. Find one that fits best with you, and stick with it.

The colors and shapes are different for all of us. It’s just how you interpret the picture.

I could explain every little detail in this painting, but if I were to do that it would take a century.

There’s no answer in art, so don’t look for one. Paint as you please and the picture will start making itself in the moment. Be anxiety free and breath. Eveything will be okay in the end.

At times I feel like I’m racing myself to finish the painting, but when I think of an answer, there’s none. Put this into perspective. The moment you create the picture, is the same moment you completed the picture. All moments are the same. So in reality there’s no rush it’s all created in the imagination. To confuse the mind is quite easy, be careful.

Just relax and paint, out of rushing and greed. I’ll ruin the true potential of each piece I make. To never show what I truly have hidden within me.

Enjoy the picture how you please, use that imagination of yours and start bending it around in all different positions.

 

Paint added to the canvas.

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When I applied the first stroke of paint to the canvas, I was feeling iffy on how this will turn out.

Like I said before It has been around 1.5-2 years. Haven’t painted something since I’ve been in high school. Don’t have random canvases and paints laying everywhere. I wish I did, maybe one day.

For art being such an expensive subject. Materials can be costly. Which is very ironic in a way, the starving artist saying. No money, but still somehow can afford expensive art supplies over food.

Never really understood why art materials cost so much, but then again, it makes total sense in the end.

Whenever making art I try my best to apply the rule of no anxiety and just Create. I can’t have a second voice in my mind while painting. The painting just needs to be painted without second and third guessing.

Paint, breath and hope for the best outcome. Never give up, but don’t put too much work into your work. Just the perfect amount where you can go at a constant jog and feel comfortable.

Saying that, here I continue painting this and the future will give us an answer.

As of right now I’m feeling decent about where I’m at. It takes a while of filling in the colors and pieces till everything makes sense. using the style I use under certain moments my eyes get very strained with all the lines and colors.

When that happens, I have to take a moment to breath and realize everything is okay. To paint under pressure isn’t to even paint at all, but similar to forcing a job/duty that you don’t even enjoy. Destoying the purpose of true art.

Use love when creating art not tension and anxiety.

As of right now, what do you see in the image above?

Thank you everyone, have a great evening!

 

Update on canvas.

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I started making a sketch for the painting. I always end up putting too much detail into sketches that are’nt needed. opps more practice time, nothings going to hurt me.

After realizing I was putting too much detail into the sketch. I started just drawing out the bigger parts as you can see. The rest I’ll add as I paint and while I finished the sketch on the canvas.

Finishing the sketch, needed to transfer it somehow to the canvas.

Remembering I have a graphite stick somewhere. I looked for it, found it. Scribbled all over the back of the sketch. Pushed the pencil down on the bold areas quite aggressively.

 

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Here’s what the canvas looks like.

The larger parts of the drawing were showing, not all the little detail. Added that later.

Over time, as I paint, I’ll add little details here and there.

Should have taken a picture, but I was too in the moment of drawing this. Forgot to take a picture.

Took a picture of the final sketch and canvas. Thought it would be interesting to see both.