This week, I share a couple of pieces that I made in colored pencils and talk about intuitive expression.
I try to keep the everyday events out of my art, but it has been hard recently. We have a little mischief-maker who dominates the family life.
Intuitive Expression in Colored Pencils
I started the piece with the techniques that I had developed for Intuitive Coloring. I really enjoy coloring this way.
The more I worked on the picture, the more clear it became that Saima, our puppy, is there in a form of a bird!
Saima has very expressive eyes that reach my heart and soul. But she definitely has ideas of her own!
Look at that little girl! No wonder that real life inspires my art currently.
Mixing Outer and Inner World
“Hey, Paivi,” I said to myself. You can’t just share puppy pics! Make another drawing that’s not about the puppy.”
So I started this one, deliberately not so freely as the first one. But as soon as I put all kinds of things hanging from the horse, I realized that it’s like Saima carrying all kinds of stuff!
But then, I thought about nomads, bonfires, dark nights, and a wilderness. Despite being a homebody in the outer world, I am a vagabond in the inner world!
I really like this idea of using geometric shapes to add tension and drama.
The expression is very different from the fantasy horse that I made last week.
The Inspiration for Intuitive Expression
Creativity doesn’t make a difference between fantasy and real life. All inspiration is equal. I have been thinking about starting a dedicated journal for these kinds of pieces that begin from one end and reach another.
What do you think?
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