This last October, we had the honor and pleasure of participating in this years For the Love of Art event hosted by the Art Centre of Plano. As honoree for the 2022 Small Business Award, we are so excited to see a tattoo studio be recognized by Plano as an acceptable and respected form of art. At Anomaly we understand that art comes in many forms and love to share our passion for that with our community. We look forward to growing and engaging in the arts here in Plano and hosting some more of our own events this upcoming year. Thank you to the Art Centre of Plano for spotlighting an art form that perhaps has had a negative connotation attached to it in the past and shedding such a positive light on the art of tattooing and the industry.
I can’t believe we’ve made it!! We have stretched our brains, been creative, decreased anxiety and found a peaceful place with our daily art activities. Thank you to everyone who joined in, even if it was just for a day. The great thing about a blog is you can go back and any time and do any of the daily activities over again! We will be exploring some new ways to engage in art together over the next year, but for now, let’s celebrate all we have accomplished in the last year!
Artists sign their work so the world can recognize it. Finish this art journal by signing your name!
(artist sign here)
Congratulations on completing MY YEAR OF ART!
Using a colored pencil, fill in the spaces between the branches. These areas are the “negative space” (the background) and the branches are the “positive space” (the focal point of the image).
Click link to print off tree branches above.
With a marker, draw something to illustrate each word:
SNAP SQUEEZE SLIME
British collage artist Peter Blake is inspired by popular culture. His art often includes pictures of famous people and symbols.
Try it yourself. Find different symbols, faces, or objects in an old magazine, then cut them to size and glue them in the empty grid. Take a look at the Blake-inspired example to help you.
Divide your sheet of paper into four squares to create a grid or use link to print a grid.
With a pencil, copy the picture into an empty box, but replace all the round shapes with other circular things, such as eyeballs, wheels of cheese, oranges…
Look at this picture. Using colored pencils, make one side daytime and one side nighttime.
If you like, try and replicate this scene in your sketchbook or get really creative and come of with your own scene. If you prefer, you can use link to print image above.
Pick a word and write it in 3-D letters below. Color the 3-D parts with markers to make the word stand out even more.
Practice drawing small objects and their shadows with a pencil.