There are times when there are no ongoing art projects or there are ongoing art projects but you’re not ready to take them on. Yet, you want to keep the creative juices going or maybe find ideas for future projects. The image below is a warming up exercise that accomplishes all of the above. In this particular image, I started with mark making, collage, and a limited pallet (titanium white, black, buff, cerulean blue, and cad yellow light). I gave myself about a half hour.
I then played with the image on Procreate and and created the image below.
These were done in my sketchbook and are not intended as great works of art but they did succeed in the initial intention. They kept me going. And that’s huge. Maybe you can relate.