Spring is finally coming. The snow is melting and the plants want to grow again. The best part about the spring is that the flowers will start to come up! One of my favorite things in the world is a flower. They are just so beautiful. They bring a huge smile to my face. That's what inspired me to do this texture painting. Basically a texture painting is adding either plaster, clay, or even hot glue to make a canvas not have a smooth texture.
Like I said before spring was one of my inspirations for making this. Another one was Totoro! If you don't know who Totoro is, he a character in a movie called My Neighbor Totoro created by Studio Ghibli. I can't really tell you what the movie is about because I haven't watched it yet (but I will eventually). He was just way too adorable, so I had to paint him.
The first thing I did was prime my canvas with a sky blue color. After that I drew out the tree, and Totoro. After that I added some texture. I made the bark of the tree by making designs on it made out of hot glue. Then I painted Totoro and the tree. After that was painting the leaves of the tree. This was a little difficult for me because I had to paint it multiple times. I probably painted the leaves about 6 times into until I got the final product. Anyways I used a sponge to grab some green paint. Then I added some clay paste to some paint and used a palette knife to paint the leaves. Then I sponged on more colors of green until I was happy with the product. Then I added the little details like the flower, the squirrel nest, the butterfly and the fuzzy creatures.
I think this project is another one of my favorites. I loved how the tree turned out. I'm probably the most proud of that. I did get a little stressed out with this project, but I'm glad it turned out well in the end. I seriously can't believe that this is the last project for third quarter. Starting next Monday I will working on new projects and photos once again!