Focus

I realize I never shared the first couple of pieces I created this year for Rare Unicorn Art Collective’s monthly theme. I’m going to catch up with sharing those over the next few posts and be sure to share what I create each month with you guys. :)

If you’re not familiar with Rare Unicorn, I encourage you to check out our Instagram and join the fun! We are an inclusive art community based in Nashville, and participation is open to everyone via Instagram. We announce a new theme each month as a creative prompt to give you some direction and encourage you to be creative. Our themes are open to interpretation, and everyone can participate at any skill level using any medium. The goal is simply to make art, and the monthly theme helps us connect with each other. It’s always so much fun to see how every artist interprets the theme. We’re a friendly crew, so please join us anytime!

We officially launched our art collective in January 2018, so we’ve been going strong for just over a year now. I may share a recap post of the first year’s work down the road, but for now I’m just focusing on sharing work for this year. January’s theme this year was “Focus”. I really wanted to explore and be playful in January, so I decided to create a loose, more experimental piece.

I kept my composition simple, deciding on the image of a camera, but exploring some expressive lines. I wanted this piece to be a bit more abstract, and perhaps not recognizable as a camera at first, until you really take a closer look. I was really happy with the simplicity of the minimal color palette and expressive lines, but then I tried to add some shading and wasn’t happy with the execution. I had fun creating this piece, but will probably try to correct the shading at some point, to bring it back to that more minimal look that I loved so much. See a before and after below.

Before Shading. (Love it. Minimal, but cool.)

Before Shading. (Love it. Minimal, but cool.)

After Shading. (I hate it. Definitely going to change this. :) )

After Shading. (I hate it. Definitely going to change this. :) )

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