Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Illustration Friday - Ink

I always have little lined notebooks that I like to draw faces in. It's been a while since I worked in this particular book. I've been focusing mostly on my Art Journal.

It was fun to pull out this book and the necessary supplies and visit some of the past faces too.  This little lady is a combo of ink, Prisma colored pencils, and paint. I wanted her to have an old time circus feel.
Illustration Friday - the theme for this week is INK.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Sketch - October 4, 2015

This one ended up on my To Do list for tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Newest Name Sign

This one is for my new niece.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Art Journal #1 - Page By Page Flip Through

This Art Journal started out it's life as a basic ledger from Staples. I didn't do anything to the cover because it's quite slick and I find that SO frustrating--paint won't stick to it, pen won't work on it and don't even get me started on how hard I have looked for a good white pen...to no avail!!!
Anyway...to prepare it to be an art journal I tore out some pages, glued pages together, and gessoed over several pages. I've been working in it for a couple of years because I find that I work in it a lot for a while then move to something different and then come back to it. But now it is complete and I'm excited to start a whole new fresh book, but a little sad to see this one all the way full. This book represents, to me, hours of enjoyed, cherished, creative time.

What drew me to Art Journaling is that it's just for me. It's a place to do art for myself and to try anything I want to do. And now I have this entire book of fun, playful, funky pieces of art. Flipping through it makes me so happy. Love it!!

Here's a page-by-page flip through of Art Journal #1...my next art journal will be done in a Smash Book I found on crazy clearance at Target (score!). I'm already dreaming about the fun things I can put in it!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Art Journal Page 9/22/15 - Circles

This is the last page of this journal. I'll be posting a page-by-page flip through tomorrow of the entire journal.

This page was strongly influenced by this gorgeous quilt.

I began by cutting out the circles and placing them on the page...
 I then glued them down with Mod Podge...
I drew VERY light pencil circles around the circles so I could see where to do my negative space fill in...
I then used a Sharpie to do the negative space around the circles...
And Voila...the finished page!
And here it is with the facing page...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Art Journal Page 9/09/15 - Six Faces

Just one more page to go in this journal and it's complete. It's the facing page to this fun layout.

I felt like drawing faces today. So that's what I did.

The faces are drawn on scrapbook paper with a Papermate Flair pen and then a bit of white paint is added for emphasis.

I did one other little face today, but I decided she needs her own page. Possibly the facing page or possibly the first page of the next Art Journal. Not sure yet...


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