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Color progress on the beholder

Color progress on the beholder

The beholder is what you get when you flip the storyteller around. We’re now backstage so to speak, where everything is out in the open. I just finished putting in the first touches of colors.  Next is the hardest part: remove the old words, examine the images and figure out what they are telling me. […]

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Color progress on the storyteller

Color progress on the storyteller

Here’s my progress on the storyteller from yesterday. I filled in each shape and started to explore colors. I generally go by what feels right, but a bit of research about color symbolism helps me get started. For example indigo can indicate creativity and intellect, and teal trustworthiness. Since we’re on the topic of storytelling, […]

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Next up: the storyteller and what to call its opposite

Next up: the storyteller and what to call its opposite

In his book Show Your Work Austin Kleon talks about sharing something small every day. That’s a good piece of advice that I’d like to follow, starting today. This week I’m tackling a new fable, one I used to call the player. As you know I’m revisiting the series, renaming, recoloring and rewriting into little […]

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World Wide Artist Blog Hop

World Wide Artist Blog Hop

I’m honored to have been invited to join the World Wide Artist Blog Hop by Nelleke Verhoeff who is the creator behind the wonderful shop Red Cheeks Factory. Here’s the link to her blog post, thank you Nelleke! Today I will share some of Nelleke’s enchanting work, answer some questions about my own creative process, […]

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First experiment with monotype prints

First experiment with monotype prints

Crazy as it seems I signed up for yet another class, Make Monotypes. How could I resist a class that looked this much fun? I couldn’t. Last week was pretty exhausting, I was up late every night making my latest animal fable, so it was tough to pick up and start something instead of laying […]

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