My Secrets to Creating Mixed Media Art

Have you ever wished you could peek over an artists shoulder to watch them work? Ever wondered about the process or tools & supplies used? Or wished for a peek into an artist's working studio space? Lean in closer for some secrets!

Well, I recently had the opportunity to participate in a Facebook Live broadcast where I did just that, as well as completed a live demonstration finishing a mixed media pet portrait. 

See how it went from this...

See how it went from this...

...to this! Watch the video below!

...to this! Watch the video below!

And although it will live on in the archives over at the Vango Art Facebook page, I thought it would be great to share with all of you who frequent my blog.

 

 

While you might not have the benefit of watching it live, you can still ask me any questions you might have. Just leave your questions in the comment section below!

Like the final piece? It's called "Van Gogh's Dog" and is a mixed media piece on 11 x 9 paper. It's available for purchase.

 

Sketchclub video: Drawing my Daughter

This time around, I'm going to show you my process in an app for the iPad called Sketchclub. One of the great features of Sketchclub is the ability to add layers and gives you a host of options for brushes and pens. I combine some of my analog drawing techniques with some of my photoshop design background. The result is a very fluid, organic process and feel that takes advantage of the tech side as well. Hope you enjoy this recording straight from Sketchclub itself. https://youtu.be/xIYaRU_VUFM

 

30 in 30: Day 30

Day 30 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I'm using sketches i created from Instagram photos on my iPhone I did as part of a 100 day project and turing 30 of them into paintings. User: @popesaintvictor

Original Instagram photo:

Day 30 instagram

 

100 Day iPhone Sketch:

skecth30

 

30 in 30 day painting:

Day 30

 

Acrylic & Ink. 8 x 8 on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

30 in 30: Day 29

Day 29 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I'm using sketches i created from Instagram photos on my iPhone I did as part of a 100 day project and turing 30 of them into paintings. User: @bammerjoy

Original Instagram photo:

bammerjoy

100 Day iPhone Sketch:

skecth29

 

30 in 30 day painting:

Day 29

 

Acrylic & Ink. 8 x 8 on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

30 in 30: Day 28

Day 28 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I'm using sketches i created from Instagram photos on my iPhone I did as part of a 100 day project and turing 30 of them into paintings. User: @kwick

Original Instagram photo:

Kwick

 

100 Day iPhone Sketch:

skecth28

 

30 in 30 day painting:

Day 28

 

Acrylic & Ink. 8 x 8 on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

30 in 30: Day 27

Day 27 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I'm using sketches i created from Instagram photos on my iPhone I did as part of a 100 day project and turing 30 of them into paintings. User: @_cherishthemoment

Original Instagram photo:

Day 27 instagram

 

100 Day iPhone Sketch:

skecth27

 

30 in 30 day painting:

Day 27

 

Acrylic & Ink. 8 x 8 on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

30 in 30: Day 26

Day 26 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I'm using sketches i created from Instagram photos on my iPhone I did as part of a 100 day project and turing 30 of them into paintings. User: @mediapeople

Original Instagram photo:

Day 26 instagram

 

100 Day iPhone Sketch:

skecth26

 

30 in 30 day painting:

Day 26

 

Acrylic & Ink. 8 x 8 on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

30 in 30: Day 25

Day 25 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I'm using sketches i created from Instagram photos on my iPhone I did as part of a 100 day project and turing 30 of them into paintings. User: @pamelaroserodriguez

Original Instagram photo:

Day 25 instagram

 

100 Day iPhone Sketch:

skecth25

 

30 in 30 day painting:

Day 25

 

Acrylic & Ink. 8 x 8 on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

30 in 30: Day 24

Day 24 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I'm using sketches i created from Instagram photos on my iPhone I did as part of a 100 day project and turing 30 of them into paintings. User: @emiliapare

Original Instagram photo:

Day 24 instagram

 

100 Day iPhone Sketch:

skecth24

 

30 in 30 day painting:

Day 24

 

Acrylic & Ink. 8 x 8 on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

30 in 30: Day 23

Day 23 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I'm using sketches i created from Instagram photos on my iPhone I did as part of a 100 day project and turing 30 of them into paintings. User: @heredes

Original Instagram photo:

Day 23 instagram

 

100 Day iPhone Sketch:

skecth23

 

30 in 30 day painting:

Day 23

 

Acrylic & Ink. 8 x 8 on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

30 in 30: Day 22

Day 22 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I'm using sketches i created from Instagram photos on my iPhone I did as part of a 100 day project and turing 30 of them into paintings. User: @mrs_kier

Original Instagram photo:

day 22 instagram

 

100 Day iPhone Sketch:

skecth22

 

30 in 30 day painting:

Day 22

 

Acrylic & Ink. 8 x 8 on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

30 in 30: Day 21

Day 21 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I'm using sketches i created from Instagram photos on my iPhone I did as part of a 100 day project and turing 30 of them into paintings. User: @Boston41

Original Instagram photo:

Day 21 instagram

100 Day iPhone Sketch:

Day21_Sketch

30 in 30 day painting:

Day21

Acrylic & Ink. 8 x 8 on 140 lb. watercolor paper.