Peony and Parakeet

Subconscious Goals

A Horse Tells a Story, an illustration by Peony and Parakeet

Here’s an illustration that came out without any pre-planning. I just added a layer after another and in the end was surprised about the animals, and the scene. What was I thinking about?

Creating Subconscious Art

Background paper, by Peony and Parakeet

First I created the background paper in Photoshop. I duplicated my old sticker designs there!

Subconscious art. Decorating a background, by Peony and Parakeet

After printing the background I made some random spots with alcohol inks and random lines with white correction pen. Then I added a lot of details with markers and gel pens.

Decorated background paper, by Peony and Parakeet

Yes, a lot of details.

A Horse Tells a Story, the illustration by Peony and Parakeet

Finally, I constructed the main elements from decorated papers. Then it came: the horse on the pedestal and the dogs. The horse tells a story for the dogs, and the dogs are captivated by listening to it. When finished, I realized that I want to be that white horse! I want to develop skills to tell visual stories.  I want to learn how to create images which not only appeal to the eye but the mind as well.

Isn’t it a wonderful thing that with creativity we can reveal our subconscious goals!

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7 thoughts on “Subconscious Goals

  1. Hi Päivi,
    Such a great piece of art again…and in a role of white horse you surely can also be a teacher, tutor, inspirerer, guru…etc. etc. to all of us around the world who have found the ‘light’ of Art Journaling:).

    I must say that your training lessons and inspiring website is on top of all those new hobbies I have had a chance to jump in during my first penisoner year ..last 12 months. Thank you so much Päivi!

  2. What a gorgeous image, I love it!
    And it’s amazing when subconscious reveals itself in our art 🙂

    P.S. I came here from Creative Live chat, nice to meet you!

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