Intro: I have created a challenge for myself for the month of April (I wrote a brief post about it back in January).
I have participated in other challenges that have shown just how beneficial it is to be a part of a challenge. Feel free to join me on this and challenge yourself! For my dA friends you can just post your creations there. If you do not have an account then feel free to link here for everyone to see. Especially if you want some feedback then do share links. I am using #smallcanvaschallenge2017 to tag my works for this challenge. For feedback options continue reading...
Details: The main purpose of this challenge is to get better at creating details on small canvases (#smallcanvaschallenge2017). And to develop the ability to recognize what details are important in keeping on a small and limited canvas and which details are not relevant. I am personally going to work on creating Artist Tiles for this challenge.
The other goal at the end is going to be: how to display or use the small canvases that you have spent a whole month creating? When working with larger canvases that is not an issue as they are simply displayed as is... but because the canvas you are working on is so small there is an advantage that you have of creating a bigger work of art by assembling them. Examples: creating a scrapbook album, collector album, shadowbox, display canvas, cards, etc. It can be anything!
Definition of small canvas: What I define as small canvas typically includes ATCs, inchies, small artist tiles, tea bags, paper dolls, etc. Any canvas that is 5"x5" and smaller is considered as a small canvas. For 3D works maximum dimensions on any side is 5 inches (5"x5"x5").
Blog Posts: So you might be wondering how I'll be handling posts on this blog and elsewhere for this challenge? I am going to post only once a week with what I have created, so in total there are going to be 4 update posts for this month. At the end I'll also be posting a summary of this challenge that'll have links and details on anyone else who participates (also a journal feature on DeviantArt).
Share what you make/feedback: Share your creations by using the hashtag #smallcanvaschallenge2017
Just remember it is a challenge but not a contest - do not add on pressure. This is all about creativity...and art. There should be no stress...only fun!
I used to be a digital artist but switched back to traditional art as I feel more connected with the art I create this way. Currently, I create art whenever I can for art trades and commissions. I have worked with clay (earth clay to modern forms like Polymer, Sculpey, even Air Dry clay) along with watercolors, acrylics, oil paints, pastels, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, India ink, Chinese Colors, wires, felt fabric, yarn, weaving, basket making, and the list goes on and on. I am currently working on exploring nail art, make-up, dress making, scrapbooking, and small canvas art.
Copyright © Reji Randhawa | The Paradox Sketchbook. All rights reserved.
All work on this blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.