Sunday, 6 March 2011

More Journal pages

This next one is only started but I couldn't resist showing the beautiful texture and sheen of the Croco paint

My beautiful daughter was confiirmed

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


This was my start page. An excercise set in the book, Drawing lab for mixed media artists
Basically the objective was to draw a 3D object a child made and give it a context. I chose a Ladybird made by my daughter a few years ago ,of which I had reluctantly decided to get rid . I wanted to keep a record of it so I created this page. I used water soluble crayons,a white and a black journalling pen and the ladybird got a coat of sparkly mod- podge. Click on the pic for a more detailed view

The next challenge I chose from the same book was a cracks in the pavement excercise. This involved finding images in a photograph of a cracked pavement, similar to studying clouds and discovering images within. I found and drew my two dogs and related a story which had happened while out walking them. I used acrylic paint, journalling pens, bubblewrap(to print), newspaper, and an acrylic overlay coloured with sharpies(for the grass)

This page was created using a magazine freebie stencil of a tailors dummy which was coloured with brown furniture scratch removal markers (£ shop)and highlighted with gold foil (lidl). The phrases came from a tub of 4500 Words to Go from K&Co (TK Max). Back ground is Copic marker over Gesso.

This page started out as an excercise in Drawing with alternative tools. I drew a rough portrait of one of my students using an eyedropper filled with Indian ink. Layers of paint,Ink, Gesso,Pen and Gold foil later......This is what I ended up with.
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