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African American Coloring Book

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23 One-Of-A-Kind Original Coloring Pages, Quotes And Journal Pages!

Everyone needs inspiration and encouragement from time to time especially in these difficult times we’re living in due to Covid-19. The stress and depression levels are understandably high from isolation, fear, uncertainty, unemployment, financial difficulties, and loneliness.I created this adult positive quotes journal coloring book as my way to help encourage you and reintroduce creativity and color into your life to help alleviate some to the stress and worry through positive quotes, coloring, and journaling.

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Acrylic Pour For Beginners Step By Step

I tried a technique I saw the other day on YouTube. I cut an empty water bottle and used the bottom of it to use in this acrylic pour demonstration. I like the way it turn out. The most interesting thing about this pour is the on red speck; I actually used quite a bit of red, yet only the small amount you see made its way through all the other paints! Lol…Pretty huh?

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How to Draw A WhimscialFace On A White T-Shirt For Beginners

I was folding my clothes after I did laundry yesterday, and when I was folding my undershirt, I suddenly had a random thought…Draw a face on one of them! 🤣

After I was finished, I started to sketch lightly using a mechanical pencil. I started with her eyes, which I NEVER do! and added all the other features then the rest followed!

I have to say that I’m glad I followed that creative spark,because I’m so happy at how she turned out especially since it was freehand!

I used black and brown acrylic paint and a black Sharpie and white Gildan t-shirt.

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Learning How to Use Procreate to Create Digital Art

I was blessed with a new iPad by one of my sons a few weeks ago. My sister had given me an old iPad that she had but the problem was it was incompatible with the art app that I wanted to learn how to use! Yes, you guest correctly if you thought of Procreate. So, I’m working to teach myself how to take my original artwork so I can create digital artwork to use on my print on-demand products and also for licensing my artwork, hopefully latter this year.

I created this yesterday while at the laundromat. She still needs a lot of work! My hands just seem so clumsy to this left-hander and I often have trouble controlling the movement of my hands, which often frustrates me. I keep going and I absolutely the whole process and the end result when the art piece finally comes together where I actually like or love it and especially is I can use it on my products I want to create and sell! Lol

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African American Coloring Book

These are actually pages from my new and first coloring book of some of sketches turn into coloring pages. I was working from the author’s proof copy and was testing out the paper and some ideas that I had on other ways one could use the coloring pages.

The paper is quite heavy enough to use wet medium, which I used to test just how the pages would hold up; however, I strongly recommend using crayons, coloring pencils, markers, soft pastels, etc. instead of what I did. However, if you’re like me want to test your ideas, then use the wet medium such as acrylic paint and even watercolor, which I used too.

I’ve used colored pencils, watercolor, and acrylic (I used acrylic gesso to prep the page before painting it) on each of these coloring pages above to give you some ideas of what you can do beyond simply coloring with just crayons. You can take the quotes from the book, cut them out and create art journal pages or spreads from. If you don’t want to cut the quotes out, you could make a copy of the quote(s) you want to use and cut them out instead.

Another thing you could do (I haven’t tried it yet) is to help preserve your masterpiece, add some sealant to your page like Mod Podge or a spray on sealant. Finally, you could use a craft knife to cut your art journal masterpiece and put it into a frame if you don’t want to use a sealant to preserve and hang it up in your favorite part of your home! You can get your copy of my new coloring book now on Amazon. Click the link to get your Copy TODAY! https://amzn.to/32gRMKj


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Art Journaling: Self-Care and Creativity

I love to simply allow my creativity to flow and I follow it most of the time! This beautiful woman spontaneously appeared onto my sketchbook. I love flowers but not good at so I make myself what I called whimsical flowers.

When’s the last time you allow yourself to create something for just the pure joy of engaging in it? I challenge you to take some time at least once a week to do something creatively spontaneous, not worry or caring about the end result or product! Allow yourself to take some “me” or a “self-care” playdate with YOU!

Draw something/anything! Paint something/anything! Write a poem and record yourself reciting it with soft, calming music in the background and share it to encourage/bless someone else! Sing at loud and dance too, if you can, like no one’s watching you! This a Creative Playdate with an audience of ONE — YOU!