New Series!!

I’m starting up a new series called, “art boosters”!!

This series is going to be art topics to inspire you to jump out of your art comfort zone, and explore more of the artistic world. It’s also going to prevent art block. I’m going to try to make it very descriptive, so you won’t get stuck on what to draw or sketch. Some may be more challenging than others, but just try your best!

I’ll make them challenging, but also really enjoyable!

Hope you guys will have some fun with this new series!

– Lena ❤️❤️

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DESIGN:

Just about a year ago, I started to really get into interior design.

It makes complete sense, because I love to do things related to interior design. For an example, I love things to be organized, and very neat. I also get satisfied when a room matches, and everything is equivalent in color or design.

When my family moved into our house it was completely blank. It just had gotten recently built a few days before, when we moved in. All the walls were blank, even the exterior was blank. I went ahead and asked my mom and she said I could help decorate, help pick the best-matching design on the pillows, paintings, even wall color shade. We both love doing the same sort of thing, so we both designed the house together. I mostly just gave her my thoughts and opinions and she’d agree or disagree.

Decorating my room was probably the most fun for me. I’m always arranging it, switching decorations around, and making it more cozy.

I’ve been really loving this game called Design Home. You can design rooms, and it is completely free. It’s challenging but also really enjoyable. It gives you requirements, and you have to purchase all the furniture with coins or diamonds. I really recommend this game for anyone who enjoys designing.

Hope you all have an amazing rest of the week! 🌸🌸

Helpful Art Tips #1:

When you’re sketching, always start off with basic shapes.

If you’re trying to draw a cat, you can do a circle for the head, rectangle for the body, etc. Then, you can shape the simple shapes into something that looks more like the thing you’re planning to draw. This really helps, and it gives you better perspective on where everything goes.

 

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Coordinating Colors With Each Other:

What colors coordinate? Which colors look good together?

Above, is a drawing I colored. As you can see, there are a lot of colors incorporated in the coloring. There are reds, greens, oranges, blues, and browns. Those all relate well to each other.

If you have a small piece of paper, cardboard square, or index card, swatch out the colors to see if they work well together.

Examples of colors together:

Sunflower- Oranges and yellows, blacks and browns for the center part. A little red for more of a pop if you want.

You will have to find what colors coordinate, and what looks good in your mind.

With this next drawing, I wanted it to look like the season autumn. The colors reminded me a lot of the leaves in fall.

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I hope this helped, but I think coordinating colors is more of what you think and not what I think. Art is always your opinions and thoughts, not someone elses. Do what makes you feel happy, and do what you love to do.

 

 

 

 

Inspiration:

How can I get inspired? How do I end art block?

You may have art block, and have no idea what to create, and don’t know how to find a way to create.

Sometimes you may just look at an object, and a picturing comes into your mind about what to make.  You can use social media like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. too, if you are looking for ideas. When I have no clue of what to draw, I simply just go on google and look at what other people have made, and images of the object I would like to create.

The internet is a great way to get inspired, but you can also use other materials such as art books.

Every time I go to the library, I always get an art book or two. They are very helpful, and interesting to look at, and I always learn a lot from them.

 

What Is Art?

Art is anything from calligraphy to watercolor art.

It’s a lot of things. It can be like dance or photography, or it can be like painting and sketching. Art is pretty much anything.

Our of my favorite things to do is to watch videos on interior design, or read books about it. Interior (or exterior) design is art. It’s relating colors, shapes, and sizes to each other. Seeing what looks right together, just like art.

My favorite forms of art are photography, painting, and, of course, interior design. I find them very relaxing, and fun.

What’s your favorite form of art?