Blue shades

It’s been more than a year!

Hello dear creative soul!   It’s been more than a year since I last posted here! It’s been sooo long! I have somehow (like completely!) neglected posting on the blog, but all this time I continued to create art in my journals, especially in one journal in particular – the one that allowed me to sketch real quick and only use mostly dry medium. I miss a lot painting with acrylics and getting my fingers dirty in the process, but then packing all back after …

Colorful abstract flowers by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Colorful abstract flowers

This is yet just another way of having fun in your art journal while not worrying at all about the result. These rather abstract flowers can be easily called flower buds as the are still close and don’t reveal the shape of the flower. In fact, they look more like leaves than flowers, the only thing that suggest they are flowers is the color I’ve used to color each one of them. And speaking of color, my choice was Caran D’Ache Neocolors 2 for this …

Mixed Media Poppies by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Mixed Media Poppies

It wasn’t my intention to paint poppies when I started this page, but then I figured out they look like poppies so I decided to leave them just be. Instead of coloring them all red, I preferred to use tones of mulberry, magenta, violet, lilac and violet blue. Nu am intentionat sa pictez maci cand am inceput pagina asta, dar apoi mi s-a parut ca arata a maci asa ca am decis sa-i pastrez si sa nu-i modific. In loc sa-i colorez pe toti in …

Portrait in colored pencils - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Portrait in colored pencils

Remember the January 2015 colored 30 portraits in 30 days project I post about here? Some of the faces were painted using mixed media, some in watercolor, but lots of them were drawn using colored pencils.¬† This face you’re seeing today was inspired by a photo I found on the web and I thought it would be nice to try to draw it in colored pencils. It was a little hard for me to stick with the proportions, because I tend to draw bigger and …

Celebrating Birth Coloring Book - Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Celebrating Birth Coloring Book {free download}

There is an increasing interest for coloring books for adults meant to reduce stress and calm nerves. And there are also few that treat the joy of giving birth. I found one of them on the internet that is completely FREE to download and color your way! It can be found and downloaded¬†here, together with beautiful birth positive affirmations to inspire this magnificent process of giving birth to a new human being. Exista un interes crescut pentru cartile de colorat pentru adulti, carti menite sa …