Hi! Just wanted to let you know, that we face a heat wave again. The last few years with major droughts and heats have left me exhausted... And I miss cold so much.
Climate change is a thing. I believe in science.
Hope you have mild weather my friends.
If you didn't know: there's a giveaway in my blog to celebrate my growing YouTube channel. Link in bio.
Painting little nonsence inbetween the layers of a bigger piece...
Outside of my little cozy corner the world is burning, people are beging killed for their skin colour, arrested for whom they love, discrimitated because of their sexuality or gender, die because of the virus that is spread by people who don't want to "miss out"... Time to realize that cozy days are over for all of us and it's time to act. EVERYWHERE!
LGBT rights in Poland, police brutality
Please fucking boost this as far as possible. Please, PLEASE.
A Polish trans activist named Margot was arrested. Her "crime" is minor destruction of property (she cut up a tarp on a truck covered with vicious anti-LGBT propaganda).
Her pre-emptive arrest for two months was authorized by a court, despite the fact that such arrest, by Polish law, are meant to be used for people who are a flight risk or an immediate danger to others.
But wait, there's more.
My partner: I'm so excited to see, how this painting will turn out!
Me: Me too!
My Partner: But you're painting it!
But I also don't like the fairytale that (quality of) material doesn't matter if you just truly commit to art. It hasn't been true for me. Struggling with terrible material is a frustrating experience that can make people doubt their passion and stop exercising.
I like thick paper (coz markers and watercolors tend to bleed out on the other side) and when the sketchbook is not too narrow (so that the pages stay open). I also like sewn ones, not wire-bound, because I draw with my left hand. I have no preference in regards to what color and how grainy the paper is.
Still doing studies in my tiny handmade sketchbook. Usually I'm not a huge landscape or botanical artist and are more interested in wildlife, but I felt like I had to try something new to improve.
This is just a simple colour study, but somehow calming.
Hope you have a relaxing day!
A few words about YouTube's now very real plans to remove community captions.
(A thread. I had to split up my post because of the word limit on Tusky.)
The newest addition to the watercolour world were the super granulating colours by Schmincke. On my channel is a review of the Galaxy colours went online today. If you're curious, check it out: https://m.youtube.com/lanagoesart/
The swatches were also added to the watercolor database https://sunandcolors.com/ type "super" in the search bar to see them all. We also have minor updates there!
Have an awesome day my nerdy art friends!
Last one for today. Not perfect, but what is perfect? More sky paintings to come!
Btw I was watching Star Trek Enterprise while painting today. Weird... But I'm sure I'll get used to the characters. I wish they would listen to the Vulcan lady though. Why have a science officer when she's not taken seriously?
Have a good night!
I tell you. These last few days had me going. The weather is horribly hot and it will get even hotter this week. But I slept splendidly, dreamed awesome dreams. (especially the one about my tax returns and the sum was basically my yearly income. Too bad it was only a dream.) And now I'm painting sooo much!
Probably it's the nice paper I've used for the sketchbooks that make me use them more. So handmade sketchbook it is!
This little seascape was just finished.
Art is my passion, but I'm also interested in history, politics and environment.
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