Monday, September 5, 2011

Title Page for Sketchbook Project 2012

Challenges accepted and proceed ahead!

Here is the title page:

Now to figure out what direction to go and how to cover up the bleed through from this page to the next.

I will have time to think about it as I am off on another adventure. This time to Peru.....Machu Picchu and the Amazon rain forest.

Until next time.......

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Sketches

Ha Ha!

Many lessons ahead........

I began my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project 2012 and found out that this may be more challenging than I thought. First, different paper always presents unknowns. Today, I learned that "there are no mistakes" since I sealed the cover and cannot rebind the sketchbook.

For the cover I chose to create a colored pencil drawing on paper and glue it to the cardboard cover. It needed to have some kind of protection and I just happened to have a container of Golden gel medium which I won at the local Golden demonstration. It worked!

Here is the cover; imagine it folded in half:

The theme of the sketchbook is "Along The Line".

I came up with an idea for the title page and that is where the real challenges begin.

I tried some of the Golden acrylic paint to cover up the brown cardboard on the inside. It was rather messy and I managed to get acrylic paint on the cover and the next page :( When I turned the page, I notice that the ink from drawing on the title page came through to the next page :( Okay, now I need to think of a some kind of artistic creation that will cover up the lines and paint.

Yes, I see this sketchbook creating itself as I proceed.

More to follow. Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Maximize Sunlight

The light source is a vital element in any painting or drawing. I believe it distinguishes a great piece of art from a mediocre one.

But, on the other hand, it is a known fact that kitties know how to make the best use of sunlight.

Here are my girls maximizing sunlight.

In the morning, in bed after breakfast.....

On the love-seat, in the middle of the afternoon....

When the mood strikes........

I think they need a job!