One of my new years resolutions was to keep an art journal and paint or draw something every day. Well, although I didn't paint something every single day of the past month, I did paint a lot more then I used to do. I even brought my journal to work, so I could paint in my lunchbreak and in the train back home. To keep myself motivated and to make it more of a habit to paint something every day. From now on I will post an update of my art journal every last day of the month.
It was very difficult for me to know what to paint. I didn't have a lot of inspiration. So some of the paintings you see are inspired by paintings or other images I found on Pinterest.
The very first painting I made on the first of january, obviously, like every new years resolution, you have to have a good start! I started out with the one on the right and my perfectionism forced me to paint something with similar colours on the left, because I wanted the pages to match.. Anyway, to me this was a good start.
And then this ugly thing came along.
I made it in the train, on my lap. I didn't know what to make, so I tried to copy something I found on Pinterest. I Failed big time, haha.
Off-day, I guess?
After painting the face on the right (strange isn't it? I almost always start on the right page) I tried not to be a perfectionist and wanted to paint something on the left that didn't necessarily match with the right one.
I wanted to work with the complementary colours, orange and blue, and this is the first thing I came up with. It's about sadness, as you can see. About having the feeling you're alone with your sadness. The feeling that no one understands it, because no one has been through the same as you have.
I didn't know what to paint, but I wanted to paint something else as well, with the orange and blue. So this is it.
Now I don't know what to write about it. It speaks for itself.
I made this painting during my lunchbreak at work and got inspired by this one (there's a link you can click on) I found on Pinterest. I found it very interesting, for the 'people' are all standing close to eachother, but to me they look very lonely. So I made this one you see above. The blue person, isn't just alone, but only gets noticable when he's in the dark, for he has the same colour as the background.
I'm quite satisfied with this one, cause I love art that has a deeper meaning and tells some sort of story.
Well, this I can describe as a happy painting, also inspired by an image I found on pinterest. I love to paint trees, by the way, so I enjoyed making this one. I also like the colours a lot.
I wanted to paint female bodies in different position, because it can still be difficult for me. I especially like the first (blue) one, although I'm not sure if it's finished or not.
I was tired, but bored at the same time, so I just threw some paint on the pages.
My colleagues both liked it a lot. I'm not really that fond of this kind of art.
Finally, I became a bit sick of all the colours and made these two. With the left painting I tried to illustrate loneliness, obviously. The painting on the right illustrates how there are people in your life who - slowly - want to destroy you, somehow.
Well, that's a nice and happy thought to end this blogpost, haha.
Which one did you like most? And do you keep an art journal yourself too? Let me know in the comments!
I am a photographer, visual artist, (screen)writer and filmmaker. On my blog I write about the process of improving my skills, about grabbing every chance I get to become more experienced and about learning from ups and downs. Besides that, I write about everything that inspires me, like film, photography, paintings and psychology.
P.S. I am not a native English speaker, so my English is far from excellent. Sorry for that.