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2015 Creativity Challenge wrapup

Now that the year has wrapped up, here is a slide show of the artwork I created in 2015.

If you can’t see the embedded slide show, click here to see it on Flickr. Enjoy!

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 52

This is week 52, the final week of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge. It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that I created enough artwork to post something new every single day this year. Thank you Kelly!

Even though the challenge is over, I will continue to do a weekly post in 2016.


This last week I have been playing with mandalas in Procreate on my iPad, using some of the new backgrounds I created last week. The mandalas I used are available to download for free on my Mandala Templates page.

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala collage

Digital collage mandala


I also created some new mandalas in iOrnament on my iPad.

Digital mandalas

And here are two iOrnament mandalas layered with colour textures in Procreate.

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala collage


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 49

This is week 49 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


I coloured a page from my new colouring book.

Dogs mosaic finished


This week, I finished up a few digital collages in Procreate. This first one is a vintage image layered with a Gelli® print and a photo from the Hubble telescope.

Digital collageIn this one, a vintage image is layered with a Gelli® print, and a tree-bark texture.

Digital collageAnd this one featured an image from the book Art Forms in Nature that looks like a mandala.

Digital mandala collage
These are some mandalas I created in an app called iOrnament, to be used in future digital collages.

Digital mandalas


Finally, I took a break from digital art to create a few Gelli® prints.

A few new Gelli® prints


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 45

This is week 45 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


I’ve been doing some more colouring this week.
Here are two pieces from the book I Color by DiceBirdColoringPage on Etsy.

DiceBird Owl

DiceBird Mandala


This is another mandala from my colouring book Geneviève’s Mandalas (click for info).

Mandala in coloured pencil


My friend Kelly Barone introduced a subscription product for tanglers called Tangle Troves™.
Click here to see my review.

Trove


Now some new digital art. This is a digital collage with a Celtic Knot.

Digital collage with Celtic Knot

These are some new backgrounds I created in Procreate on my iPad.

Some new digital backgrounds

And here is a sneak peek at some new downloadable products I am working on.

Sneak peek - new product in the works

Sneak peek 2 - new product in the works


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 44

This is week 44 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


Some new digital collages, including a combination of digitally-painted layers, and scans of drawing and hand-painted papers.

Digital art with mandala and stitchingOwl digital collage

Digital collage with celtic knot


Now some colouring. This is a mandala from my book, Geneviève’s Mandalas (click here for info) coloured with Prismacolor Verithin pencils. Mandala in coloured pencil

And this is a digitally coloured page from the book Color Your Life’s Journey by Sasha Scully.

Digitally coloured page


This is one of the activities in the Tangle It! Journal, using the pattern Kakti by Simona Cordara.

Playing with the pattern Kakti


Finally, this is my first Art Abandonment, free art left in a public place for someone to find. (Click here for info on Art Abandonment.)

Art abandonment


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Digital Colouring

This page was coloured entirely in Procreate on my iPad.

It started with a free sample colouring page from Dover Publications.

colouring step 1

I chose this colour palette from Design Seeds,

colour palette

and added solid colour fills.

colouring step 2

I added a texture layer underneath the drawing, a close-up photo of the wooden wall of our sun room, and blended the two layers.

colouring step 3

And finally, I added a small highlight to each of the circles to give added dimension.

colouring step 4

If you enjoyed this, you can see more of my digital artwork in this Flickr album.

If you want to explore colour schemes, I have a large collection on Pinterest.

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 37

This is week 37 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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Some new digital collages featuring my hand-drawn mandalas.

Digital collage with MandalaDigital collage with Mandala

And some new digital backgrounds.

New digital backgrounds


I wrote a blog post showing my colouring process that combines a colouring page from Dover Publications, digital painting, and real-life coloured pencil drawing.

colouring page part 4


I created a new celtic knot template.

Celtic knot template 7


And finally, a little tease for a project I’m working on.

What I'm working on


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Colouring Process: Digital + Traditional

I love working with coloured pencils, and those of you who follow my blog know that I have recently become addicted to creating digital art. So it will come as no surprise that I have combined the two together to make something very cool.

It started with a free colouring page from Dover Publications.

colouring page part 1

Then I use Procreate on my iPad to add purple and yellow-gold colour.

colouring page part 2

Still in Procreate, I added one of my digitally-painted backgrounds, and printed this image on my inkjet printer.

colouring page part 3

Finally, I added some shading and highlighting with coloured pencils.

colouring page part 4

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 21

This is week 21 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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A couple of weeks ago, I started working on digital art and collage with the Procreate app on my iPad. This has turned out to be a very addictive process, and I have close to twenty paintings in progress. Here are the ones I finished this week.

The layers in this one include a Gelli® print, a photo of a peony from my garden, and the tree which started out as a small bitmap, so that scaling it up made the edges fuzzy.

Digital collage

This one has four layers: a Gelli print, a texture pattern, a page scanned from a 1922 dictionary, and a line drawing.

Digital art

In this one, I started with the background, blending a rust texture with a Gelli print. The vase was painted in Procreate, and the flower started out as a photo, and I added a painterly look in Procreate.

Digital art

Look for a whole week of digital art starting tomorrow.


I’ve been playing with the new doll Zencils™ from Acadia Laser Creations. Click the image to see my review.

doll stencil


This week, I created two new mandala templates, #42 and #43.

Mandala template 42

Mandala template 43


If you want to see all the artwork I have done since the beginning of the year, I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.