I am continuing to art journal. Although, I am realizing how little I know about mixed media. I was trying out every new style I read about and realized that just buying the materials doesn't mean the style can be reproduced. I am in the dark about techniques which are very important. I decided to quit buying and start practicing with what I have on hand. Although I am reading about techniques, I really need to see it done to thoroughly understand what to do.
Here are a couple of my journal pages with a brief statement of the prompt and materials used.
1. Music: What music inspires you? Represent.
I love big band music. I drew a large "Ennies" because it reminded me of bubbles (Lawrence Welk), and couples swinging around the dance floor in their swirly dresses. I used Twinkling H2O water color and Derwent watercolor pencils.
The next prompt was,"What I know for sure." The only I really know for sure is the nothing stays the same forever. Here I used Twinkling H2O paints and Derwent watercolor pencils. I attempted to use some alcohol ink, but oviously, they aren't kidding when it is recommended to use these inks on a non porous surface. I keep reading about Yupi paper, but I am infamiliar with it.
This week's prompt is really just an activitiy which is to draw stacked tangles. This is more up my alley. Here I used a Micron 01 pen, a fine point Sharpie and
Staedtler ergosoft colored pencils (which I think are wonderful). In fact, I love all Staedtler products.
Have a great week.