Saturday, July 10, 2010

IF_Diary

I ride my bike a lot now I live on a big farm. Its so pleasant not having traffic to worry about. We often visit the river, or go looking for the cows. I did this using watercolours and ink. Little messyfish is pointing out the "waynebow"(rainbow).
Illustration Fridays challenge word this week is "Diary". My blog is a visual diary of my life. My high school art teacher always recommended that we draw something that is about ourselves (rather than say Pyramids etc) for the most effective art. I find it easier to do this too.

10 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a nice drawing depicting your day. I like the little animal in the base of the tree. It sounds like you got some good advise from your teacher.

Julie said...

I like this. You know, it is more interesting to see someones life pics too...or at least something someone has great interest in. Love your rainbow too!!!

Lynn said...

It's very sweet.

aeneadellaluna said...

Your art teacher knew the drill :) I think it's easier for us to draw things we know by heart..somehow the imagery produced is richer and filled with small cute details that only we know are there :) ( like yours)

Julie said...

Hey Messy...just wanted to say I can just see your lovely baked goods on that They Draw and Cook website!!!!! I would love to see what you could come up with! :)

Missy said...

This makes me smile!

Threads Of Conscience-HOPE said...

Oh i love it it's gorgeous, wish i was there' happy and carefree, picturesque.... Love your scarf and beanie and birds and hills and bike and baby...xox

Jenna said...

I agree with your art teacher. As I have observed my little budding artists I noticed that they always draw or paint something thats part of their life. I think we can connect to our own art when we draw something we have emotional attachment to.

Love your drawing! Love all the vibrant colors. Love the happy, content look on your face. The bike basket is full of flowers and bread. Just perfect.

Bella Sinclair said...

Pure delight! All the details -- the critters and the loaded basket.... This is wonderful! I tried to keep a written journal for my kids, but I find drawing pictures of events is more fun and memorable. Worth a thousand words, right?

Jan Haley said...

This is lovely. How fab for a child to have such a beautiful keepsake, so much more vibrant than a photo.