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I share with you how I express my emotion onto canvas with chalk. My image drawn is a dolphin which represents my intuition ...
and free spirit.
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How to Draw Dolphin Energy
Hello, my name is Monica Ibarra-Robbins and I am with the company called Eating Disorder Voice and I'm here to introduce to you a piece of emotion art. You’ll watch me do just artwork that I'm feeling today that I mean to do. And for me art is something I need to do. It surges inside of me my emotions surge and my way to explore those, my way to express my emotions is through art. So come join me.
I am going to look at this. This is a 20X24 art pad and today I am going to be using a vine charcoal which is very easy to use, very user friendly, soft pastels, the chalk and then also pastel color sticks. And these are so easy to blend, is why I need this so often and you can erase, you can smudge, you can blend and so, I use that.
Today I'm using this image. I’ve chose this from my calendar and the dolphin to me is -- expresses intuition and it expresses free spirit, it expresses just the light -- enjoy for life today. And so today we really want to encompass that and have that come across on my image on my paper. So I pick this dolphin out in so I’m going to look at her, the color for -- she’s a female energy for me. And so I pretty much just sketch out the top of her side, a fin -- you see color in there open to the ocean, and those -- once again, no perfection. If you want, you can just kind of gently erase that too.
More than anything I try to get the feeling of what happening and right now, just trying to grab her energy so that’s kind of what I see right now. Always erase like just a little bit too much or just erase and this vine charcoal is so forgiving that you can't go wrong with it.
Also, I want to get her energy because she’s so powerful, I mean the horizon. You can make a dolphin as big or as little as you want. Let’s just give you a guideline of what to do with it. Let’s just -- I mean you just start to kind of feel for it, so there she is.
And then the front part is the color and that is my ultimate favorite part of doing that. And I usually hold the charcoal kind of like that very gently so it's not so constricted, so you get feel of the freedom in the line, like that so it’s smoothly flowing and that gives you more of kind of energy.
A little bit of difficult in here but I'm not going to be worried about it. Behind is just a silhouette of her. And so I'm going go ahead and do the ocean. Dark blue, the color is really important here. This is what emotion art is all about, is what kind of energy are you feeling or you put color. And for me, I'm going to do like the depth of the ocean, the sunlight like brings in the color, light color blue. So in most thoughts you think of the ocean, it gets darker as you go down so I'm going to put dark a little bit here.
And the top of the ocean is lighter, and that’s something to remember. And then the sky to is blue here but you can pick whatever color you're feeling. Once again, it's all about the color, so I'm going to go with little yellow because I'm feeling that energy, from the sky, from the -- and all of that. And then I’m going to outline her blue. Can we get some of that?
Then I need her to do another color and I’m going to go with green because she is fresh, she is willing to adventure in the light, some green going on, I’m not sure why but I’m using the color green.
Choose gently up on here so I get a feel of the dolphin. So she’s kind of highlighted that way. And then I smudge all the colors with some shadows. And you can use your finger, you can use the -- you can use a piece of paper, whatever you want to smudge the colors. And come and bring in some oranges so the light -- energy up on top, very, very vibrant up on top. And then she still needs some extra I'm not sure what but --
We’re going to use more blue. We thought I didn’t really like that peach right there so I just went over to chalk to kind of zap out of the way. So the chalk is really, really easy to work with, kind of like crayons but a whole lot easier. It is all about seeing the colors, like the ocean feel. Sometimes you may want to walk as I have, you might want to wipe your hands before you give the lighter colors because you’ll probably end up getting blue in there which would be okay, actually let’s go ahead and try, try have a blue image, so I'm going --
So there is the dolphin and she’s very simple but I get the energy across that she is the one that the intuition -- the one that goes in and out of the ocean. So, thank you for watching and I look forward to showing you some more and come visit at www.eatingdisordervoice.com is my website if you like to see more art. So thank you very much.