Random Art

Can I call my sketching and coloring and digital coloring, art? I suppose this fits in that “eye of the beholder” sort of category.

Since it was a holiday, the kids were home and we spent some time using our imaginations for games and art. This is what I did. The sorceress came first, but then the kids wanted to color her, too, so I drew more of the same by tracing her and also turned her into a sorcerer.

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We were just drawing with our #2 pencils and coloring with our trusty Crayola crayons. Nothing too special, but I like the way she turned out.

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The sorcerer, I scanned and then digitally colored. He’s not done…still pretty flat, but it’s a good start. I’ll probably mess with it some more some other time.
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This one is the traced one for my daughter to color. I didn’t get a picture of her colored masterpiece, but you can be sure there’s lots of pink!

What do you do to relax, unwind, stretch your creative muscles?


31 thoughts on “Random Art

  1. That’s a fun project that you can get your kids involved in, and grow their artistic side. πŸ™‚ I like how the sorceress turned out! I’d like to see the sorcerer once you’ve finished the last touch ups, I think he has potential–gotta love that hair of his too. πŸ˜€
    I was in an artsy mood yesterday too! It was pouring rain here and gloomy, so I felt the need to draw. Haven’t gotten around to coloring anything yet though.

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          1. Well…I have a basic idea for a cover, but depending on what I’ll finally title the book, it might change to reflect the title. I think the drawing part of the web art is coming along, but I’m not all that great with colors. I’ll give it a try and see how it goes though. πŸ™‚

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  2. I love to color!! I just hears about the adult coloring books, and I was like What?!?!? Why didn’t I think of that? I guess because I was having too much fun coloring in my Minions coloring book my son gave to me for my birthday…with a new box of crayons…thank-you-very-much. LOL. That is a great picture…you are so very talented Rach-Rach!!

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  3. I like the sorceress. She looks like she enjoys being a sorceress. πŸ™‚ I tend to go for the adult colouring books. I started earlier in the year, then kind of abandoned it, and restarted again just recently and decided I really like doing it. It requires less skill than drawing. πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks. She does, doesn’t she? πŸ™‚ I am thinking I really just need to bite the bullet and get one of those coloring books. I love all the symmetry and patterns . . . the flowing and elegance they evoke. πŸ™‚ I think it still takes skill to combine colors in an alluring, pleasurable way. If one doesn’t pattern the colors well I think they can just end up looking like an ugly mess. haha But that’s just me.

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      1. I suppose there is a certain amount of skill in choosing the colours. Though I tend to just pick what I think. I thought it wasn’t great, but my sister (an arty type) says it looks good, so I suppose I must be doing something right! The books are fun. Give in and join us colourers!

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  4. Coloring and drawing are art in my book! πŸ˜‰ I’ve caught the “adult coloring book” bug that’s hit the country, so that’s the extent of my art. I’ve never been much of a drawer, painter, etc.

    Your drawings are neat, btw. I like how your kids were able to get in on the fun once you traced the original. And what program do you use for the digital coloring, just out of curiosity?

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    1. I’ve been sooo tempted to buy one of those coloring books. I totally find respite in drawing, coloring, and painting. Thanks. The drawing itself was the project of about ten minutes. Most of it taken up by the top of the staff. haha The kids all enjoy drawing and coloring, too, but they forget that I’ve been doing it since I was their age and often it discourages them from drawing their own. I try not to get too fancy when I draw with them. They like coloring my drawings, too, though. Like a coloring book.

      The program I used for the digital coloring is Corel PaintShop Pro 4. It has more features and special stuff than I know what to do with, but I love it. That is, except when it doesn’t translate the colors well, as you can probably see on the digital image. I have a lot to learn still. haha

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  5. They’re good sketches, the idea of art is that it’s a personal interpretation they don’t have to conform to anything. When I look at these characters, I wonder who they are and what they would be like in person.

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