52 Week Art Challenge: Week 1

My week 1 challenge is complete and I am absolutely blown away by the response I've been receiving on Instagram. We have tons of artists and designers taking part in this challenge. I'm so excited to be hosting it and cannot wait to see what you've all created. If you haven't joined us yet, we'd love to have you. You can read all about it right here. 


To tell you a little about how I approached this week's assignment, I always start with a drawing in my sketchbook. This week I drew in pencil and inked over it using Micron pens.

One of my goals for 2016 is to expand into hand painted art, so for this challenge I decided to hand paint this piece on my iPad using the Procreate app. It was $5.99 and worth every penny. I just recently purchased this app, so it's been a bit of a learning curve, however, its very easy to use once you get comfortable with it. Plus its a ton of fun. I love hand painted work, but I also love an undo button. So digital painting really seemed like a great place for me to start. When I was done in Procreate, I finished it up on the computer with Photoshop.


Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on.