Sometimes my mind just wanders… and I love using instagram as a way to document those visual thoughts.
I remember last year, when I randomly stumbled upon the idea of painting within paint. I really didn’t think much of it, until I shared it on instagram. I was intrigued by the sheer fact that people found the faces interesting; so I decided to develop them further.
Meet the Paint Puddle Dancers…
It’s interesting to flip them while they’re still wet and watch them stretch out as they drip down the page…
The classes are video based, and live online, so you can do them entirely at your own pace. Post your projects on the community board (if you wish) and receive peer to peer feedback. I’m blown away by how much the community has grown over the past few months (and constantly amazed at the work you guys are producing). You have access to the classes forever, and can even sign up for a membership (unlimited classes for $9.95/month).
Sign up to learn fashion illustration here.
Sign up to learn the basics of watercolor here.
I love to imagine. My mind can get lost in just about anything; Taking a walk down the street… imagining what the birds might be chirping to each other… or how a flower blooms each Spring, and how wonderful that must feel after the long snowy winter we’ve had; to come back to life, colorful and radiant, soaking up the returning sun.
As an artist, I believe in taking a closer look at the world, in finding beauty in unlikely places. Like watching a seed blossom into a flower, or a vine unexpectedly sprout roses. Seeing things grow in the yard, in the windowsill, and in the world is what inspires my imagination, and inspires my art.
I created a short animation with Miracle Gro to launch their Gro Something Greater campaign. Imagining a world within the shadows…
Music written and performed by my brother, Ben Rodgers.
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As part of the campaign, we’re challenging you to share your own Gro Something Greater story with us. Share your story, and use the hashtag #GroSomethingGreater for a chance to win a Grow Kit. Enter by April 15th- open to US residents only.When you grow, you grow more than just plants. In collaboration with Scott’s Miracle Gro.