Single Status Update
Finally spring. Just need some good thunderstorms, now.
I haven't drawn or painted anything for almost a year, but I'm finally starting to get part of my will back to do so. I've done one painting so far in my life time, but I definitely want to pick it up and go with it. Today I picked up a canvas from Walmart and decided to get my old paints out and try something new. A friend told me about a few methods of painting I wanted to try out. After about two hours and not having an important tool for the type of painting I wanted to do, I ended up with this
I intended to do an abstract, and had red as my base color with life and anger in mind for a start, and then I realized I couldn't find the spray bottle I use to dampen the canvas and paint, so I had to go with large amounts of waters and spreading it around. Well, the resulting effect was the blood-vessel-ish appearance, and I went with it from there. It's still abstract, though I cheated a bit since traditionally you're not supposed to see recognizable objects or shapes, and the blood vessels are definitely recognizable. At first the bit of black closest to the middle looked like the shape of a heart, but I put a bit too much black and it ended up running together, although I personally think it made a neat effect in the end.
Once I find said spray bottle I'll probably attempt another abstract before I move on to try the next style of painting I'd like to try, which is portrait. I'm really not into landscapes or still life paintings, but maybe at a later time.