Sometimes I feel my cardmaking friends must be thinking "Uuggh, she's at it again".. lol! Other friends I know are jumping on the Art Journal band wagon with me. Heather recently posted her first page and it blew me away!!
I am still practicing portraits because that is what interests me at the moment. I still work on other doodles and sketches but that is the bulk of what I personally am trying to learn.
Before I lose you with my pictorial overload, another good friend Jan from She's Gone Digital has created an Art Journal Linky party. You can read all about it here. I hope you will join us over there!!
Ok, back to my sketch. This was a practice of a three quarters portrait.
A close up of my fav part that got covered when she was painted:
I laughed when I saw what is right above "heal". Can you see "head-strong". I'm a Taurus and that term has been used to describe me a time or two : )
One last pic and a thought. I started this excercise of a 3/4 pose about three weeks ago. Then I got very frustrated because of the previous mention of the bleeding through ink. I eventually had to use about 10 layers of gesso before it stopped. What that did was cover my original sketch which I liked much more than the final outcome. I share all of that to simply say, I have found I LOVE pure graphite sketching and sort of wish now I had left her in her original sketch form. But this was afterall a painting excercise. But here is a pic of my most recent sketch I did over this past weekend. This one I am quite proud of:
She's 9x12 and was done with graphite. Thanks for looking!
Oh, and in case you didn't know, the fabulous Lydia of SplitcoastStampers created an Art Journal page category for us!! They already had a category for altering journals (showing the outsides) but not one just for our pages. I emailed her and voila, she worked her magic! How cool is she??!!
She's Gone Digital - Art Journal Pages Linky Party
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Hooked on Crafts - Things with Wings
Flutter By Wednesdays - Anything Goes (must include a fairy, angel or butterfly)
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything But a Card