When something takes wing

FERTILE. This painting features a stitched figure and is 11″ x 17″

I’ve taken a number of courses lately to improve my figure drawing skills. Understand that I do not consider myself a portrait figure, abstracts are more my thing, but I am always drawn to figures on an abstract ground.

Do I want my figures to look hyper realistic? Not really. I actually prefer an abstracted figure, or one that is a little weird, off, strange. But it is said that you have to learn how to do something correctly before you can break the rules. I actually think that is hilarious. What rule breaker would ever abide such a rule?

Nevertheless, I have learned all kinds of methods lately, plus a few handy tricks. The kicker is that taking these courses has me all in a flutter over doing digital art. Oh, I’ve played with enhancing my artwork digitally for quite some time, but this is a whole other level. Call me excited. Call me highly enamoured. Call me motivated and difficult to rip away from my iPad.

Isn’t that how it often works? You go hunting for one thing and it either sweeps you in a different direction or way further than you ever anticipated.

Don’t you I LOVE it when something new takes wing in your life?

P.S. You may ask why I chose a painted painting rather than a digital painting to illustrate this post. It is because the whole painting was planned digitally. My whole shtick is a creative combination of digital painting and brush painting.






Author: CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).

2 thoughts on “When something takes wing”

  1. What digital apps have you fluttering? I just got a new iPad and can’t find enough time in the day to play enough! I’ve been a long-distance admirer for years, Carol. I got your cracked paper quilts ebook can’t remember how long ago, and had the best time exploring with stitch and paint. Love your new blog!


    1. Rose, you made my day! My go to apps are Procreate, Sketch Club and Icolorama. I try lots of them but these ones are my solid base. Perhaps we should start an iPads Anonymous (IPA), except where we share why we DON’T want to quit!

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