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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Something Old/ Something New

Not really as romantic as the title suggests. The old is the hippie bus and the new is the style of art.

So in my quest to be a bit more adventurous with my art I've tried something else that I've seen in other's works that I love. (This idea is based on a piece by Danny Phillips that I found on Pinterest)  The idea of just blocks of colour depicting different landscapes is something I've wanted to try and now I can say I have. This is supposed to be an old VW hippie bus in a parking lot on a beach. So I have asphalt, beach sand, water and sky. 

My thoughts on this... I think it could have been better if I used watercolour paints instead of pencils, mind you the water part looks ok. I also think I need more colour selection. I only have 12 pencils (though I guess I could have blended some). I'm also thinking a rail separating parking lot and beach might give more definition but I was trying just to use the blocks...I may still draw this in later. I think the sky is a total wash out but I love the van. :) Again more coloured pencil choices might have made it pop more. I have nothing to use for the white area or the metal so I relied on a regular pencil and the plain white paper. This was fun to do though and I may try another colour block picture with actual watercolour paints.


  1. Love the bus ~ very well done and colorful ~ thanks for visiting ^_^

    artmusedog and carol

  2. What an incredibly fun and colourful van! I agree re the washiness of coloured pencils - I certainly don't know a workaround for that problem! So I don't use them. The pastel goes with the subject though. Cheers!

  3. I use to have an old vw van, i painted a mural on it. fun!

    this is a sweet piece that takes me back in time. wishing you more colors to play with.

    Thank you for your visits. You are so supportive and kind.


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