This is week IV of #Whisper! If any of you know of the game Telephone, this is a take on that. The beauty of Whisper is that it has no winners, and the excitement of it comes from the creative interpretations.
Steemians, welcome to Whisper Gallery II!
Whisper Gallery II, Week IV: Featured Artist is @drawingsbymilena!
What an incredible week! What is beautiful and admitted by @drawingsbymilena in her post is that the art comes from within. I think that's the deepest for of creativity we know, is the innate ability to improvise and follow our heart. Check out her process in the link below. Some may not know, but doing a watercolor like this isn't exactly the easiest feat in the world. I have struggled over time with working using watercolor. I've found the best technique that works for me is whatever is felt necessary at the time. Sometimes I use acrylic brushes, sometimes I use pieces of cardboard, sometimes I use high end watercolor brushes. Milena has used whatever tools necessary to create the art, and the abstractness of it is just astonishing.
For those of you who appreciate the gallery, this art, or artists on the blockchain, please go follow them and give comments, likes, upvotes, re-steems, and if you're generous some tip!
What is Whisper?
A chain of artistic creations that are each initiated by a seed idea/art piece (one piece of artwork inspires the next piece, and so on). Each week we will have a featured artist who will create a piece that is inspired by the piece from the week before.
The beauty of this trail is seeing this creative interpretation and reinvention take place on a high level.
Helping Build an Art Community
We want to collectively build an art community. This is a great way to connect us, support each other through up-votes, comments, and follows. Steemit can be a slow-growing platform for creatives starting out, and the future goal is to roll this into a community event where people can be perpetually submitting to the chain.
With Whisper Gallery I now behind us, I have found so much gratification in the ability to bring more eyes to artists as well as create a showcase beyond the contest level. Art is often abstract to people, and I think when we're able to tell a collective story in our own styles, it begins to unravel that mystery for some. If our goal is to make more art, more appreciators of art, more supporters of the art community, and more people happy in general, I think we've succeeded. More to come!
Steemians, I encourage everyone to re-steem this post to gain more eyes on the project and allow the artists to get more rewards for their high-quality work. Every comment, upvote, resteem, and follow helps!
Thanks to several community members for the support. Thanks to @pfunk for supporting this initiative and several artists on the blockchain. I greatly respect and appreciate @sndbox for allowing this to be pushed forward and succeed in the way it did.