Are you up for a little challenge?
If you do traditional art, chances are that you're familiar with this phenomenon: the black pencil/paint always runs out quicker than all the other colours. Right? Well, I decided to challenge myself to create a drawing without using the black pencil. And then I decided, hey, I'll just challenge my friends too! So here's the challenge:
Create a colour drawing or painting
using only colours, no black. That means no black pencil/paint, no grey pencils, no charcoal, no graphite, no black paper. And you have to use several different colours, or at least different shades of the same colour; drawing a sketch with only one colour defeats the purpose here.
No rules aside from that. White pencils/paint/chalk etc is allowed, and you can use whatever paper you want as long as it's not black (or really dark grey). It's really a challenge for traditional artists, since it's much harder to eliminate black in digital art, but if you want to try a digital equivalent, go for it! The whole point is to challenge ourselves as artists to learn more about our media, to get some practice at shading with colour
and experimenting with tone and contrast without the "crutch" of the black pencil.
You can draw whatever you want. It's not a contest, so there aren't any prizes, but I'll feature all the responses in a journal.
If you're interested, just leave a comment, or just start drawing and note me the link when you upload it! And please help me spread the word by faving this journal and/or linking to it!
It's also past time that I announced the winner of my giveaway - =KW-Scott
! Thanks for taking part, those of you who did. I'll probably do more of these in the future, so watch this space!
The calendar from ~ArtistsforaCure
is now available for purchase - make sure you have a look, it really is absolutely beautiful
. Everyone involved did a great job. There's some gorgeous art in there, and it's showcased beautifully as well. Check it out, it makes a lovely gift and all of the money goes to cancer research, so you'll be doing a good deed as well as getting a pretty!
Aaaand, finally: I now have a website! I finally got it all set up like I wanted. Check it out!
No features this time around, since my message centre is still overflowing and I'm nowhere near up to speed again yet, but I'll do my best to have some for you next time.
I hope you're all doing well!
I'll leave you with some lovely features from my watch list: