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FREE Expressive Art Video Tutorial - Releasing Emotions

Lost and Found - mixed media art demo.

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.
— Audre Lorde

Today, I'm sharing with you a speeded up art video tutorial with voiceover.  The piece of artwork is called Lost and Found and really this video is my way of encouraging you if you have some emotions that you'd like to express on paper but perhaps this is a new idea for you and you've not tried this way of painting before.  

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Yes, I know that sometimes the last thing we want to do is to feel our pain but stay with me and give it a go.  This technique is great when you have emotions to express and release.  This is not about creating a 'pretty' piece of artwork necessarily but instead allowing your intuition to take over and make marks, scribble, move your body and reduce tension.

The other night, I was feeling a little sad with one thing and another and decided to do some expressive sketching using my Lyra pencil.  I hadn't set out thinking I would share this at all but I found the process, the supplies and method I used to be cathartic and thought it might help you.

Below are the supplies I used:

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  • Lyra Pencil 6b
  • Daler & Rowney A3 220g Smooth Paper
  • Sennelier Cobalt Blue and Walnut Ink
  • Brown Stabillo
  • XL Charcoal stick in - beige
  • Conte pastel pencils
  • Paintbrush and water
  • Golden Fluid Acrylic - hot pink

Thanks for reading and watching...

Jane x

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Paint Your Own Sketchbook Cover and Express Yourself

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New Sketchbook 'issues'

The New Year always gets me excited about the potential possibilities of new journals and sketchbooks and what I can do to fill them - you too?  However, I always struggle with the plain black cover and long to put my own personality and creativity into it.  

So, this time around I've painted my own cover on my new Daler & Rowney sketchbook and thought I'd share my process with you all.

In the video, I share my supplies and process in full.  For one of my favourite finishing touches, I added a matching ribbon to place inside my sketchbook, just because.

Click the button below to watch my YouTube art tutorial ...

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This will be my last post for 2017 and to that end I wish you all a fun-filled and abundant 2018.  Enjoy your New Year celebrations. See you on the other side in January!

Take care.

Jane x

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