Sketch Diaries: Bubblegum Bouquet

Color experiments…

Sketch Diaries: Bubblegum Bouquet

Sketch Diaries: Bubblegum Bouquet

15″x11.25″ watercolor, gouache, colored pencil pastel by Rachel Heu

About Rachel Heu

"Creativity is an act of defiance. You're challenging the status quo. You're questioning accepted truths and principles. You're asking three universal questions that mock conventional wisdom: Why do I have to obey the rules? Why can't I be different? Why can't I do it my way?" --Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life (pg. 133)
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6 Responses to Sketch Diaries: Bubblegum Bouquet

  1. Satina Scott says:

    I love the idea of making a haphazard line to create form! I am finding so much freedom in working fast and spontaneous. So much more magic comes through that way. Screw erasers. I am loving your blog, Rachel. Thank you so much for linking back to mine so I could ‘meet’ you.

    • Rachel Heu says:

      yes, so many times it becomes boring to me to be “realistic” as I am making art… it’s also an answer to this huge question of “being perfect” in my life. I want to show that you can make an “imperfect” piece of art and it’s still alive. I have often had the thought that too much perfection kills creativity.

      • Satina Scott says:

        yes yes yes. That’s precisely why I took on the Sketchbook Project LE. It forces me to just do something, because I will NOT have some half-finished sketchbook sitting around as a testament to my own fear. It may be imperfect, but it will be full.

      • Rachel Heu says:

        That is just precisely the ticket– not worrying about what you put on that page, but being bold enough to accept whatever you put on the page no matter what. Afterall, you can always start again.

  2. Betty says:

    love this. I can see the flowers in the vase. Love the colors. You inspire me to want to do more.

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