Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What are you up to wednesday - part 21

Another Wednesday, another look at my worktable. Here's how it looks right this minute, but to be honest I left it like this a few days ago and haven't had the opportunity to return to it yet, so this is a what-were-you-up-to-and-didn't-put-away-yet post. ;-)

What you're looking at is a spread from my studio book, the sketchbook I use to play and try stuff out in when I'm in the studio. On the left of the spread are notes I took for the art journaling tutorial while I was working on it, mostly to write down the supplies I use. About the tutorial: life gets in the way sometimes and I will not be able to finish the tutorial as I hoped this week, but hopefully next week. It is fun working on it though. I had planned to post it this Friday, but for now you will have to be content with some more journal spreads then from the atlas. Oh'll live, right? ;-)

The right page is what I was working on to take a break from the tutorial a few days ago. It's a letter drawing of a quote I like by Erica Jong. Here's a close up:

I used gouache for the background and the hand (which is simply a tracing of my own hand), drew in the details with a drawing pen and colored them in with a new set of markers that you can also see on my worktable photo. It was fun to do, but I think I would choose more contrasting colors for hand and background next time, so the hands stands off from the background more.

I do hope you are all up to something artsy today!