I've been experimenting in my sketchbook lately exploring color and pattern, working up the nerve to do some serious fabric design on my newly purchased canvas cloth. I started with some loose sketching of flowers layered on top of each other on one page and then a repetitive pattern of house doodles on the opposite page. I really wanted to play more with using bright colors against soft hues. I watered down some simple craft paint and started to play. Here are a few peeks of what I created in the end.
Dont they remind you of crisp autumn leaves against a sunset sky? As I was painting the houses, I started to imagine a story about little costumed ghosts and princesses going trick or treating door to door. Do they inspire you to try a bit of fall inspired art making of your own? If you'd like to try working with this color palette, I made it super simple for you. I isolated the colors that I created with and made a digital palette just for you!
As soon as I completed my pages, I left the room and my 3 year old son snuck in and picked up his own creative inspiration on the next page. I was able to catch him on tape and interview him a bit on his process. If you have a child, a childlike heart, or maybe need a bit more childishness in your creative world, I highly recommend that you spend the next 2 minutes letting him inspire you.