Intro: I wanted to share something with everyone before it actually happens. I am going to be challenging myself in April, 2017 by learning to create on small canvases.
Details: By small canvas, I am not referring to the tiny canvases that you can purchase with an easel in art stores. I am referring to any surface in any shape and form that is no bigger than 5"x5"x5". I have always worked with a bigger surface and have always loved to put in details on my works. I want to see if I can still accomplish those types of details on a smaller scale and thus created this challenge for myself. When I mentioned it to a few friends they got excited about it too... and now it has turned into something public and huge!
Do you want to participate? The challenge is going to take place during the whole month of April. You can create anything (any theme) in any media on any surface type as long as the surface is small. I'll be posting the official details a week before the challenge starts in April.
For those on dA: yes you'll get a chance at getting features along with gallery submission to groups (with group features towards the end).
Goal: the goal is to get better at working on a smaller canvas or try something (new media or canvas type) for those that have been working on them. At the end I am going to encourage anyone who participates in assembling their work into something presentable. I am going to create one artist tile a day and then assemble an album.
Get ready! So if you want to start planning now then go for it! Think about themes or media that you want to tackle. Or perhaps you have been wanting to assemble something huge out of small art. To get you started here are some types of small canvases to consider: paper dolls, twinchies, inchies, rinchies, artist tiles, domino tiles, domino books, match boxes, tins, glass bottles, small books, tea bags, ATCs, actual small canvases, postcards, envelopes, other types of cards (oracle, tarot, etc), mini sculptures, handmade clay items, dices/cubes... these are just a few that I could think off the top of my head. The possibilities are endless on the type of canvas you could work with... as long as it is 5"x5"x5" and smaller.
Extra: There is a countdown widget on my ABOUT page for anyone interested in keeping track. You can click on the widget to save a copy for yourself... here is a link for those interested in sharing: Countdown on the challenge starting in April
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.
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