Learning: Abstract Painting

I recently took a “Spontaneous Painting” class, for acrylics. I didn’t know what exactly they would teach me, but I knew it would work wonders to make me lose my fear of painting (you know, the traditional on canvas painting -even if in the class we mostly used paper).

This is my super not staged photo, lol.

Subject: City of the Future.

We worked with painting knifes (I believe that’s the word?) and it was a lot more fun than I ever expected. Especially since the class was nearby my home town, it was so great, most classes take place in the capital, 2 hours (and lots of money) away.

I hope to learn a lot of new things this year! I’m taking suggestions 😉

Inktober 12/31

Since day 12, 13 and 14 are massively different from each other, I decided to split them up in different posts.

Day 12

I’ve always been intrigued by abstract patterns, but I never considered myself any good at them, at least where they are meant to be random. I usually keep doing the same shapes so it doesn’t look random, it just looks weird.  Because of that, I’m kinda proud of how this came out!

I was watching some videos of line drawing by Lisa Congdon, and I followed her tips: first start making random shapes (in this case, triangles) and get a whole section full of them (in my case, my small sketchbook’s page).


Step one.

Then, start coloring some shapes as well as making lines/patterns on others, until you’re satisfied with its composition.


Step two.

That was supposed to be the final artwork, but I couldn’t resist adding some color, using some old Crayola markers.


It looks so different, right?