This is another page I did inspired by a photograph taken from a magazine, you can see the magazine picture below I used:
To start my page I used a pencil to freehand draw a rough draft showing the basic shapes shown on the necklace above, I was particulary drawn to the large leaf like shapes around the upper half of the pendant so I began making a circle type mandala shape made up of all leaf like shapes.
At this point I wasnt sure where I was going with the picture so I started scribbling absent mindedly to see what I could do and I ended up dividing the circle into 4 sub-sections. I then decided to write the 4 elements inside the four sections; Water, Earth, Wind and Fire and doodled a little image to represent each of them.
Next I looked at the image and it reminded me of a tree in full bloom so I decided to go with that concept and did some shapes to make it feel more tree-like and added a treee trunk to the bottom.
Once I was happy with how it looked I watercoloured it using Neocolour watercolour pastels and outlined it using the outliner pencil taken from the set of 24 inktense pencils.
Which you can see below:
Close Up Of The Circle Part:
I really enjoyed making this page inspired by the pendant picture, its funny how you can take one concept of the photo and turn it into something completely different!
Why don’t you have a go at doing it too? And see what YOU can come up with using the original photo of the pendant as your inspiration?
Art Journal Prompt:
Use the picture below to inspire you to create an Art Journal Page – you can use the shapes, colours or whatever you like to inspire your page art: