Mini Art

thumbnail_20180328_174908To my horror, I have been without a sketch book for almost 2 weeks now (due to the brand of sketch book I usually use, no longer being sold in the shop and having to research the alternatives. It so confusing, who knew drawing paper was so complicated). I’ve missed being able to squiggling and paint on actual paper so much, that I got some mini B6 canvas boards to keep me from going crazy and squiggling all over the floor and walls.

thumbnail_20180328_174725But before I share with you the brilliant idea I had for these boards, I thought I’d give you a little sneak peek at my first attempt at working on mini canvas boards. It’s a little rabbit inspecting a Peony rose. I haven’t finished painting it though, so you’ll have to wait to see it all painted and complete. Right, back to that brilliant idea. After wracking my brain over what to do these mini canvas board, I finally decided recreating miniature of the first painting I made for this blog, would be really cool.

paint1Just as a reminder of what paintings I’m talking about, it’s these two paintings. The Winter Sun and Bathing in a River of Poison. The creation process for the B6 sized miniature is the pretty similar to the original A4 sized paintings, except scaled down. So, if you’d like to see that process click here.

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Original A4 Sized: The Winter Sun

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Miniature B6 Sized: The Winter Sun

To keep things interesting, I changed a few things in the paintings. With The Winter Sun miniature I used acrylics instead of watercolour, so there’s a lot more depth of colour in the miniature. But to be honest, I like the mini one better because of that.

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Original A4 Sized: Bathing in a River of Poison

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Miniature B6 Sized: Bathing in a River of Poison

With Bathing in a River of Poison I tried making better colour choices (meaning use colours that in theory look better together), but to be truthful I like the original better. I just couldn’t get the same level of detail into the miniature, so it doesn’t have the same feel as the original and I also prefer the colours in the original (so much for colour theory).

thumbnail_20180309_142843So, that is my mini art. Hope I’ve enjoyed it and if you’d like to see more, let me know in the comments below. There’s still 3 blank canvas boards left, so I can easily make that happen.

Thanks for reading.

Now I’m off to ask google what the heck cold pressed paper is.

14 thoughts on “Mini Art

    • Thank you so much. Glad you like it 😀

      No it’s not a reflection of my state of mind (at least I don’t think it is). Thanks for your concern though. 🙂

      Hehe, delightfully emo 😀 Loved that description 🙂 Now that I think about it, painting a creepy figure in dark purple, is a bit on the emo side hehe 😀

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  1. The bunny looks so cute and is quite seasonal, given that it was recently Easter. Wow, the acrylic paint really does pop out more than watercolor.

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    • Thanks 🙂 I just finished painting the bunny, the over day. So, you’ll be able to see its painted cuteness soon hehe 😀
      I agree 🙂 You get a completely different level of colour with the acrylics. It does takes longer to paint with them, but when you get colour like that it’s worth it 😀

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