Saturday, October 29, 2016

From the Morning Book

I am at a place now in my morning art practice where I am with my regular journaling. It's become such a habit that it's okay to skip it every now and then, because I know I will pick it up the next day. This may sound a bit paradoxal, but I really believe a true habit is formed when you no longer feel like you will drop it altogether if you don't do it for a day or so. It's for me a sign that it's ingrained in my system.

Here are six more pages of the Morning Boook that I finished not so long ago.

Pretty much all of these were done in Tombow Dual Brush Pens (markers). The first two were washed afterwards which gives the watercolour effect and on the one with the flowers I added a lot of coloured pencil work on top to give everything more depth. I love doing coloured pencils on a base of ink, it brings everything to life.

Some of these were done in half an hour, but some took up to six or seven sittings. The Morning Book is slow going because of this, but it's also very gratifying to work on. I can really take my time with this book.

Hope all is well wherever you are and that you will have a wonderful and artsy weekend!