Freedom

She held galaxies
inbetween her ribs
and her soft beating heart.

An undiscovered mistery
underneath a veil that seemed
so much like a prison
but was her very freedom.

Jehona Thaqi©

Empty

Empty;
too much space within my heart,
memories fading like flowers in autumn, withering, dying. I have buried them long ago.

Empty;
too many thoughts within my mind,
making me forget what I once cherished most in life. For what is life, if there is no purpose.

Empty;
I have forgotten the pain that sleeps within my body and broken soul. I cannot seem to remember, what has been there for too long.

Empty;
how do I explain feeling
everything –
and nothing at all.

Jehona Thaqi©

Darling

Tell me you’re here, darling,
whispering my name
through shattered promises –
aching like broken bones
and open wounds.

What has become of us, darling?
Two strangers sitting across the room,
glaring at each others faces –
with regret burning in our eyes
and resentment aching within our hearts.

I loved you, dearly,
and I know you did, too,
it seems like this world has been to weak
to carry our unearthly love.

We still glare at each other
and smile –
there is nothing left to say,
darling.

Jehona Thaqi©

Unsaid

She regrets it now;
having left everything unsaid.
Her heart breaks by the mere thought
of how everything could have been different if she had said
stay.

He watches the city disappear
in the dust of what seems to be the last memory of happiness.
If only she had said something.
If only he had forgotten his pride for once.

And both at other sides of this world
but in the same state of misery,
watch their worlds turn gray.

Jehona Thaqi © 2016

How to use water colours

Hi everyone!

I wanted to show you how the process of a water colour sketch looks like.

Frist I start with a few pencil outlines. Be careful not to push too hard, as water colours may not be able to fully cover the lines.

When I am happy with the outlines, I fill in everything I with a fine layer of colour. Note that you do not really need the white colour, just mix more water to achieve the right tone (unless you want to create a pastel tone or to highlight some specific areas).

After that I personally prefer to darken the colours gradually and to set shadows. Some artist prefer to cover the whole paper with a thin layer of colour, but I do not prefer to do so, as I often change my idea of the piece throughout the process.

As you can see, I used white to highlight only a few spots (usually I highlight the lips, nose, eyes and a few strands of hair).

I decided to do a rather abstract piece, hence the bone and blood stains. 

I add a few details to the face (and/or object) and progress to the background.

Here you can perfectly see how different lightings alter your piece and the water colours. I was unable to do the whole sketch in one sitting as I have a one year old son. If you’d like to see more progress pictures of another piece, please let me know!

The final step is finishing the background and adding shadows. As a beginner it may be a little difficult to add shadows, so take your time and do not get frustrated about ‘mistakes’. Practice as often as you can, learn how to mix colours and check out some great Artists on the internet (like Emily Artful, for example) for inspiration.

I hope this was helpful!

Love,
Jehona Thaqi