Tips for creating your own whimsical art
- Doodle!! Doodling
is a great way to loosen up your wrist, fingers, and your mind.It can relieve tension and get you ready for a fruitful artmaking
session.Try out this easy lesson for drawing doodle monsters!
- Pay special
attention to color to create mood. Bright colors are generally happy
and uplifting. Darker colors are generally more somber or moody.
Bold colors are jubilant and forceful.Soft colors are more calm
- You can add
eyes or a face to anything to make it "anthropomorphic",
or human-like. This is almost always endearing, as it gives human
qualities and emotions to inanimate objects. It causes us to see
those objects in a new way, and allows us to relate to them.
- Big eyes are
often used to create a great "cute" effect, whether its
big-eyed girls or big-eyed bunnies.
a scene from your favorite fairy tale. If illustrating a whole scene
is too daunting at first, start by illustrating one of the characters.
Use the written description as a starting point, and add your own
changes or embellishments to make the character more your own.
- Pick one of
the following words and create a character that illustrates that
word: wacky, kooky, silly, spooky, goofy, cutesy. If you want more
words to chew on, use a thesaurus,
where you will find a slew of new and usable words!
- Check out some
visual examples of other people's whimsical artwork:
- Do a flickr
search for "whimsical art", "whimsical painting",
"whimsical drawing", etc.
the art of the wonderful whimsical Dr.
you get stuck, remember these two important points:
- Let your
imagination go wild. There's nothing holding you back - you
can draw or paint whatever you can dream up!
fun! Whimsical art is all about fun.
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Cute art is
enchanting, addictive and bundles of fun! Check out the whimsical
ACEO cards of Lemon Shortbread
(shown left), whose colorful pop art practically jumps out and gives
you a hug!