Saturday, February 22, 2014

Colorful Pastel Art

I found some art done with pastels and colored pencils. I think it's a beautiful display of color and abstract shape!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Olympic Nail Art!

So here is some nail art I did for the Winter Olympics! I wanted to post this because this is not commonly thought of as a form of art, but it's probably the one I do most frequently, as I try to do different nail art each week! I love the Olympics and look forward to them whenever they come around. I think they represent just how much people can do! The dedication of the athletes is amazing... I can't even fathom practicing as much as they do!
Anyways, I did this in about half an hour, wasn't too difficult. The hardest part was just keeping my hand steady enough to do the numbers and letters, which I did with a striper brush. I also did a snowflake on the bottom thumbnail, but it's not too clear in this picture. I finished off the top hand with a silver and blue gradient done by striping those colors onto a sponge and stamping it on the ends.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Crayon Crazy

So here's another excellent example of beautiful art I found on the Internet. This gorgeous eye was drawn with crayon, which I find to be an interesting medium for creating work as detailed as this. I've done something similar before, drawing realistic portraits with crayon. I think it's fun to create fine art with unconventional mediums!