Note to self: Shake things up

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.
Marcus Aurelius

Flower doodle for summer by iHanna

As with everything I think it’s important to not do “the same” all the time. It is a sure way to get stuck, right? Because if you never try other roads than your usual rout, you’ll eventually get stuck in the same track. There are a lot of ways to shake things up, like taking an online workshop, but it’s just as easy to grab another kind of paper or tool than you usually use.

Starting my doodles by iHanna

So I tried that with this painting.

I usually don’t start my doodles with a pencil, mostly because I’m lazy. I like to just start with the black ink directly. But this time I wanted to take one of my flower doodles a little further than I usually do. I am known to fill page after page with flower doodles, and never stopping to take a breath.. Lol.

This time though I started with a pencil and then went back in with ink and filled in the lines. I used loose watercolor paper so I could go back later and actually color it in with watercolors – and make the doodle into a finished piece of art.

The background in light blue is done with a Promaker pen, but it was a bit tired I think.

Finished watercolor painting

Anyway, I really like how it turned out.

What do you to do “shake things up” from time to time in your own creativity? Let me know.

My process:
Flower doodle for summer by iHanna - process and thoughts on shaking things up when it comes to creativity #doodle

Happy 4th of July!

4 Responses

  1. This was a great idea using a pencil. It looks fantastic and the finished art is so realistic and varied. Thanks for sharing with us.

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