So... our Spark lesson was to do one liners (a whole bunch!) and begin to expand on one of our favorites. These are some I've "expanded". The brown and gray bird is my favorite so far, using my Rembrandt sketch pastels in neutral tones. I haven't used those for some time and had forgotten how much I enjoy playing with them.
The blue bird uses an Inktense block. I drew first, and then used my water brush. Not too happy with it so far, but it's all a process.
And the sketched white bird on the black background is acrylic ink applied with the dropper. This was part of using mark making process... and it started getting me to loosen up.
That is the whole idea... to loosen up and let go of your preconceived ideas of how a drawing should look... and just let it happen. I need to work on that a bit more. Which is one of the reasons I like taking classes with Carla Sonheim. She's fabulous at bringing the inner child who likes to draw out to play. :)
Sharing today with Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin.