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52 Week Art Challenge: October

October's art challenge is done and I did them a little differently this month. I've been spending a lot of time working on the the iPad in the Procreate app. I really love the flexibility it provides and not to mention the fact that I can work on the couch with the tv on instead of being tied to my desk. Most of my creative time happens late, like really late, after everything else is done for the day, so it's nice to be able to relax a little while I'm still working into the wee hours of the night. Good thing I really love what I do. :) I'm so excited about these new pieces. I hope you are, too!

The World Awaits © Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.
Bon Voyage © Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.
This Way to Adventure  © Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.
Adventure Calls  © Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.
Vintage Camper  © Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.
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52 Week Art Challenge: August

August's art was all about lettering. A personal favorite that should not be too surprising. The cactus design is putting big hearts in our eyes over here. This one is going to be coming to the shop soon!

Stuck on You © Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.
Freakin' Weekend © Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.
Squeeze the Day © Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.
Persistent Snail © Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.
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52 Week Art Challenge: July

A quick round-up of July's Farmer's Market art for Spanky's Art Party. 

Frech Berries ©Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.
Farmers Market ©Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.
Local Honey ©Jayme Hennel - Hennel Paper Co.

Wouldn't this Local Honey design bee so sweet on a tea towel? ;)

Check out what everyone has been working on on Instagram. 

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: June

June's vegetable illustrations for Spanky's Art Party. I had fun this month playing with veggie studies and exploring the different shapes and variations of each kind. I added a little color and texture in photoshop to make them come alive. Check out what everyone has been working on on Instagram. 

onion - hennel paper co
mushrooms - hennel paper co
peppers hennel paper co
carrots hennel paper co
tomatoes hennel paper co
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"How do you do that?"

Hello lovelies! It's been a busy week. I've been meeting with vendors, making new product lines, shipping orders and everything in between. Lately, I've been getting a lot of questions about how I make my art. Specifically about how I take the black and white sketches that I post on Instagram from my sketchbook and turn them into full color illustrations. There are a lot of different ways to do this. I use a few different methods depending on what I'm making, its end use and what I feel like doing < the perks of being your own boss. Typically I use either Photoshop, Illustrator or Procreate. No matter which direction I go, my art always starts on paper, that's where I think best, and then I add color and texture digitally. It's a hybrid of traditional and digital media. 

In the method I'm showing you here, the process went like this:
Pencil drawing on paper
Inked drawing with black marker (inking is not necessary for this method)
iPhone photo of drawing imported into the Procreate app on my iPad
Played with color and textured in Procreate until it looked cute enough to stop :)

hennel tea cup sketchbook

Now if I could only illustrate everything that fast! xo

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52 Week Art Challenge: May

May's drawing topic was cities. I may have gotten a little carried away with these trying to fit in all of my favorite things from Detroit and Charlotte. Even though I'm from the D, I do have some serious love for the Queen City. The NYC terrarium piece is an all time favorite though. It just looks so little and cute in that jar. 

hennel paper co charlotte art
hennel paper co detroit art
hennel paper co NYC terrarium art
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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 17

The 52 Week Art Challenge is still going strong. And despite my lack of blogs posts keeping up with it, I'm very happy to say that each weekly piece of art is still being created on time! That in itself is a major accomplishment if I do say so myself. I'm going to play catch-up on blogs posts over the next couple weeks, so get ready for a serious art party on the blog. Nothing bad about that. Let's get this party started. 

hennel paper co flower terrarium
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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 16

Week 16 was all about embracing the messy and trying to loosen up my illustrations. I like tight sketches and clean drawings, so coloring outside of the lines was something new for me. For some reason that messy and imperfect style is something I adore, but struggle with in execution. Baby steps. 

hennel paper co week 16 flowers
hennel paper co week 16 sketchbook

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. It's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 15

Week 15 art for my 52 week art challenge is here with some fun Japanese-inspired flowers. This started out as a pattern design for April's Spoonflower challenge with Sprout Patterns. That design ended up turning into a koi pond of all things, but more on that later. 

This piece was created first in my sketchbook (see below) and then brought into Illustrator for layout and color. 

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. It's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 14

Week 14 finished art for my 52 week art challenge is here with a funky little bouquet. I'm using each week of this challenge to explore new methods, techniques and art styles. This week I wanted to try a new composition with unexpected colors. Trying new methods is the only way we will grow as artists. It's a messy process, sometimes you like what you make and sometimes you don't. And that's ok! It's all part of the journey. I stared at the color on this one for a long time and I'm still not sure it's perfect, but I think that's what I like about it. It has a weirdness that I'm really digging. 

hennel paper co week 14

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. It's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 13

Week 13 is here and it's all about flowers for the month of April. Spring has arrived in Charlotte. The flowers are blooming and there is a thick layer of yellow pollen all over everything. Hopefully some of this rain will help wash it away as the weather continues to warm up. For this week's art challenge, I drew a collection of wild flowers.

Below is my inked sketch. I used a Micron pen to ink over my pencil drawing then scanned and imported it into Photoshop. From there I digitally painted the color and added texture. I'm always partial to the black and white sketches. It's my favorite part of the process. The final version of this design is going to turn into a lovely spring pattern. 

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. We have so many people participating now! And it's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 12

Flamingos for week 12 of my 52 week art challenge! Who doesn't love a giant pink bird?! I definitely do. One day I want to go to Aruba and see them walking on the beach. That sounds so dreamy. 

For this week's art, I started with a sketch and worked in Photoshop to do the color and layout adjustments. 

sketchbook-600.jpg

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. We have so many people participating now! And it's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 11

Week 11 birds for my 52 week art challenge. It's been a very busy couple weeks in the studio. I've been working on launching our Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduation cards. The main page of our website just got a little facelift and a new wholesale catalog is in progress. Phewww. More coffee is in order. Needless to say, it took me a little longer to get my Chickadees done. A very tropical design is in the works already for Friday, so stay tuned. 

I created this week's art first with a sketch on paper then I inked the design with a Micron pen. After that I scanned my art and brought it into Photoshop, where I added color and texture. 

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. We have so many people participating now! And it's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 10

Week 10 finished art for my 52 week art challenge. I love humming birds so much. 🌸 They are beautiful and really funny to watch interact with each other. We have lots of them that live near by and they are always zipping around and chirping at me. They zoom around me in circles, probably warning me to move on, but I can't help but laugh. They are fiercely territorial and will fight off anyone that gets in the way of their next meal, you know, in the cutest/tiniest way possible. For such small birds, they sure do have the courage of lions. 

hennel paper co humming birds illustration

I created this week's art first with a sketch on paper then I inked the design with a Micron pen, as usual. After that I digitally painted the design with the Procreate app on my iPad. From there I took the piece into photoshop to adjust the layout and do the finishing touches. I love this one so much. It's going to be added to my spoonflower shop very soon. 

hennel paper co hummingbird sketch

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. We have so many people participating now! And it's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 9

The weather is starting to warm up here in Charlotte and I can hear the birds chirping outside my window. We're starting March off right with this month's theme: Birds! My personal favorite. 

I created this week's art first with a sketch on paper, then I inked the design with a Micron pen. After that I digitally painted the design with the Procreate app on my iPad. I really love working on the iPad, it's so much fun and it really speeds up the process.   

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. We have so many people participating now! And it's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

 

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 8

Feeling pretty good about getting this one out on schedule. I'm currently in sunny Los Angeles at Papercamp learning all about stationery boss lady stuff. I'll be back in the studio on Monday to tell you all about it. For now, let's take a look at week 8 of my 52 week art challenge. For my last house, I decided to make a portrait of literally my last house. This is our first home together as a married couple back in Michigan. We are in the process of selling it, it will only be ours for another week or so. Onto new adventures, including March's theme: Birds! 

I created this one in Photoshop, using Kyle T. Webster's texture brushes

week 8 sketch hennel paper co

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. We have so many people participating now! And it's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

Read the original challenge post here.

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52 Week Art Challenge: Week 7

The houses continue! Week 7 is coming at you with a sweet little European-inspired town. Makes me want to start planning a vacation. Speaking of vacations, I'm getting ready to head out to Los Angeles for Papercamp. I was the lucky winner of a scholarship to attend and I really couldn't be more grateful or completely excited. That's not really a vacation, but it's going to be just as good. The houses will continue next week then we move onto March's theme: Birds! (How is it almost March already?!) 

houses - week 7 - hennel paper co

Hop over to Instagram and use the hashtag #spankysartparty to see what everyone has been working on. We have so many people participating now! And it's not too late to join us. Jump in at any point, it's okay! Just do what you can. You can always go back and catch up later if you want to. Make sure to tag all of your work with our hashtag #spankysartparty so we can all find it.

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