This week's theme we all explored "Curtains." tada! ya, I felt a little bit flat after reading the new theme, but it hasn't deterred me from jumping in and seeing what I could do with this.
[Aside: True story about curtains... I am not a fan of them. I have the bare minimum amount of curtains in the house and would much rather plant a large tree outside my window than have window treatments.]
That said, I still gave this my all and tried to put together something I would still enjoy creating. And I am so happy I did!!
I started with hippie bead curtains and then decided there would be a private and peaceful room within.
I think I surprised myself with the amount of detail that I included -- that's the result of freshly sharpened pencil!
Also, a scene like this... bare of animals, characters, and humor is a stretch for me. But that's the point right? Stretch that creative muscle and produce something that you didn't see coming.
As I began to fill in the colors I felt more connected to the place and could even see myself going to this restaurant or home of sorts to enjoy a quiet conversation and cup of green tea!
I also choose to work with and blend all the purples in my color pencil box -- I was stunned how many shades of purple I had.
And here is the final result: a combination of Hippie and Japanese with royal purple tones. Would this design style be Hipanese?
A closer look at the table setting. I tried to create a soft feel with the color pencils. A stray from my normal bold color choices.
The bonsai tree and strange big daisy type flower.
The cushions, tea pot, and chop sticks!
Yup, I can see myself sinking right into this room and letting the day melt away.
I sure had fun with this assignment again. Hope you will go check out my fellow artists here and see their interpretation of Curtains -- bet you didn't think they could be so fun!