I started LifeBook this week with a warm-up assignment to create a fairy art mother. For those not familiar with LifeBook, it is basically a series of online classes by various artists that runs throughout the year. At the end, you bind all of your pages into a book chronicling your year long journey. People join for various reasons. My big impetus was to gain exposure to different mediums, styles, and new ideas. Trying new projects and styles and materials means stepping outside of my comfort zone, and I did just that right of the bat with this warm-up exercise.
I have not drawn a face for years, and fairies are not really my thing. I contemplated just going my own way, but had to gently remind myself this, for me, is about doing things I wouldn’t normally do 🙂 So, this is my fairy art mother. She is here to be positive when I am not during the process of creating the LifeBook. She is already telling me that I need to let go of my worry and just focus on the journey of creating.
I ended up really liking her curly, red hair, and mischievous smile. She is sassy, quirky, and non-nonsense!
To make this I played with: pencil, watercolor crayons and markers, acrylics, and Sakura gelly roll pens