Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Art Journal: What I did in April (and May)

Spring has been busy with work and catching up on long overdue art projects. I have been working in my art journal every day but tend to do a little bit at a time so it takes me a week or more to finish a spread. I've been playing with Carla Sonheim's book Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists, which has fun exercises.

This spread started with splotches of watercolor in which you try to find animal shapes:
Intuitive Watercolor - Open

One of her exercises involved doodling cats, and since the April Sketchbook Challenge theme was "Branching Out/Out On A Limb," this evolved:
Out On A Limb

"One Liners" required drawing with one single line (which I had to color, of course):
One Liner (In Color)

In between doodling faces, I did a bit of scribble drawing (on the upper right page):
April Faces - Open

I started May off with some "Cheater Blind Countour" drawing. (You get to peek while doing blind contour drawing from photographs, so you can make sure the lines meet up!)
Cheater Blind Contour
Another Cheater Blind Contour
Hope you're having a creative spring!
UPDATE: Here are the blind cheater contours painted with Twinkling H20 watercolors.
Cheater Blind Contour Drawings -Colored
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