It has been a while since my last creative challenge, so it is about time for a new one. As always, feel free to join me if you like. More information about these weekly challenges here.
The challenge: Make stains and sketch in and/or around them to create a new work of art.
Sketching is a great way to exercise your creative muscles. Somehow a white blank piece of paper can be quite daunting though. So why not start with a stain instead? You can use paint and ink to drip in your sketchbook, or use existing stains you find on notes and papers around you. I find this a fun thing to do, and try to see something in the stain and make something from it. I have used the last drops of my coffee in class to survive boring classes while doodling in my notebook, and even used the street as my canvas when finding a huge stain of paint on the sidewalk. The size and form doesn’t really matter. This week’s challenge is going to be about doodling, having fun and creating new things that you wouldn’t have thought of without that stain. I'm going to try to make one every day.
And some cool inspiration to get you started; artwork by L Filipe dos Santos (example sketch below) and Jose Domingo Betancur Gomez