This page was doodled from a photograph of a wild flower I took, the colours are very subtle and you can only just see them; I am trying to experiment with using paler colours in my creations because I normally use very bright ones!
Yesterday after I shared some of the pages and art Ive been working on these past few weeks I looked at a couple of my recent pages and decided they didnt feel finished so I added a quick black border around them to bring the whole thing together – a pretty simple thing to do and now they feel complete.
Here they are below:
Well hello there! Long time no see!
This is the first time I have actually blogged since May 22nd because I haven’t been making any art due to a fibro flare which left me feeling exhausted and uninspired.
I spent most of June and July playing Kingdoms of Amalur and Skyrim Role Playing games on the playstation to keep my mind off my pain issues.
After taking some time away from creating art I decided I was missing being creating and I needed to get my fingers inky and painterly again!
So I started as always dabbling in my sketchbook; just doodling and playing around with colour.
Here are some of my recent creations I came up with; don’t forget to click on the links to see them bigger if you wish, thanks for looking!
Heres a couple more lettering style journal pages I finished off recently, if you click on them you can see them larger and in more detail:
Here is another page I have just finished up today dedicated to Nature in all her glory, all the words I chose for this page are all inspired by nature.
It goes without saying I had too much fun making this page, I get a lot of joy out of making these types of pages in my journal.
Art Journal Prompt:
Including the word NATURE; choose 18 words which make you think of Nature and include them in a decorated Nature themed journal page.
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:
Still flicking through my magazine for inspiration here 😀
I decided to use this as my inspiration and doodled some of the shapes freehand using my pencil in my journal pages to make a big 2 page spread.
All colouring was added using Caran D’ache Neo-Colour Water Colour Crayons; Ive fallen in love with using them again after they ruined so many of my pens in the past. I discovered that you can use the Derwent Inktense ‘Outliner’ pencil with them which you get in the set of 24 colours to outline with and you don’t need to ruin your pens!
The flowers where hilighted using a White Souffle Pen by Sakura to add further interest.
I added a lot more blue and green to my page because I love those colours so much and I wanted mine to be different to the advert and not a complete carbon copy.
These colours really make me think about Summer; how about you? What are your favourite summery colours to use?