I’m sorry for the lack of posts for the last few days- I’ve been busy recovering from a cold, tiredness, and trying to catch up with schoolwork all at the same time, which is a bad mix.
I’ve also been trying to decide what my post schedule should look like now that I won’t necessarily have things to post on every day.
But until that’s decided, I’m going to (try) and post something every day.
Now that that’s said, I know I promised you a while ago that I was going to explain how my personal art challenges work. So without further adieu, here it is.
The way my challenge works is fairly simple- my explanation on the other hand, might not be. I apologise in advance.
I made four lists- the first with the twelve months, the second with twelve mediums I own, then twelve I wanted to focus on in the piece, and lastly, twelve subjects.
To randomise what subject, medium, and focus would go together, I used a random number generator to generate numbers from 1-12 and go through each list, placing the subject, medium, or focus I was generating for to the corresponding month number and eliminating numbers already chosen. Then refreshing all the numbers as I moved on to the next list.
For simplicity’s sake let’s say I was only doing this challenge for three months.
It would look something like this:
Sometimes the medium and the focus really didn’t match like oil pastels and realism. Maybe you can do that, but I knew with the oil pastels I have and my abilities would make it impossible and just plain frustrating. If that happened I would randomise another number and put it there instead of the previous focus. And hopefully that would work better.
Speaking of oil pastel, this is last month’s challenge, oil pastels for the medium, landscape for the subject, and impressionism for the focus.
My first challenge was this wave. It was painted with gouache, the subject was an element- I was running out of subject ideas, I even had to double them up- and the focus was making the piece flow together. I’m not sure if I succeeded in that, but I can just pretend it means water flow if it doesn’t.
January’s piece is going to be a, wait for it. . . person. In pen and ink. It’ll be interesting that’s for sure. I’m not sure who I’ll be drawing yet. Maybe one of my sisters.
And if you’re wondering what the focus is, I ran out of ideas so I just put down wild. Yay freedom!
Until next time,
P.S. Please feel free to adapt this challenge for yourself. And if you do, please share with me what you’re doing. I would love to know