I used my original idea for the base of the art work and I found what I wanted to put as a saying on the art work on Pinterest.I knew what I wanted it to look like but not a lot of idea on how to actually make it. I had help with how to make the colors bleed onto the paper a certain way, Mrs.Bailey helped me with the idea on how to make it and gave me the idea of using the wrapping paper.
This took me two weeks to make with thinking about the idea of doing it and actually doing it. This last picture is the finished product. I plan on redoing it because I feel that I messed up in some parts of the photo and I want to fix those mistakes so my picture will be closer to what I wanted it to look like.
What I am working on is a water color type paper. It is a lot like water color but instead of using paint I use colored wrapping paper. I put the colored wrapping paper on the piece of paper and I take a camel haired paint brush to spread water all over the colored wrapping paper. By doing this the dye on the paper looks like water color but in a sense where it almost looks like all the colors blend together.
All my other artworks were more like test papers. I was trying different ways to use paint and different ways I could make cool and unique backgrounds. Instead of just using water color I wanted to make something different and put a twist on it. Which I did with the water color picture above.
I came across Amy Ringholz artwork by the bright colors and the animals. Her artwork inspires me. Each painting has a message behind it, the bear represents bravery. The pictures of the animals have a certain deepness to them that is very interesting. She uses the element Lines in every painting. The lines in her pictures are all different. There is a wide variety of lines in her pictures. They include bold, suttle, curvy, thick, thin, etc.
Amy comes from a rich family history of artists. So it's just natural for her to be very good at art and have a passion for it.
Her artwork is mainly water color. She has a passion for drawing animals. She says, "You can see their souls through their eyes." Amy hopes by being able to to see human like features in the animals she paints people will learn to respect the animals.