Thursday, April 29, 2010

two collages

These are two simple collages I did using some elements from Kira Harding, Traci Bautista, and a few other places. I did them both fairly quickly, a suggestion from the book Journal Spilling by Diane Trout. If you have not heard of Kira (www.journalgirl.com) or Traci (http://www.treicdesigns.com/), I highly suggest you visit their websites! Both of them have digital downloads of collage elements. You absolutely must buy Kira's collage book! It's AWESOME!

Monday, April 26, 2010

"consumption" mixed media piece

This is a mixed media piece I created a few weeks ago. I was thinking of adding more to it, but then I realized I am happy with it the way it is. The inspiration came for it when I was in an artistic and playful mood one day. First, while I was looking through images of birds, I fell in love with one bird in particular. I thought he looked like he should be swooping down and grabbing a fish. So, I decided to add pictures of the bird and four fish to a watercolor-painted sheet of paper I prepared the night before Then, I thought it would be humorous to make a slight political statement by drawing a comparison between the bird and Marie Antoinette. Once I thought of this comparison, the word "consumption" immediately came to my mind as an encompassing term.I added two portraits of Marie Antoinette, along with the word "consumption." I finished the piece by using acrylic paint to paint a yellow sun.



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pippa the Fairy

Here is a drawing I did! I followed the instructions from the ebook I received from an awesome artist named Nicolette Anderson (http://nickieblog.blogspot.com/). I first drew the fairy in pencil. Then, I went over the lines with a black Micron. Then, I colored her in using crayons. After I drew her, I decided she needed a name. So, I named her Pippa. I used Crayola markers to write her name and draw a heart. Finally, I did a green squiggly border with a green marker. So fun! NB: The paper is thin, so the zentangle-style mandala I made on the next page is peeking through a bit!

PS- This is a great site for people who love to doodle or who want to learn! http://www.doodle-art-alley.com/

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Japan page

Here is a page I finished today. I did the watercolors a few weeks ago, but then abandoned the page because I did not like the way it was turning out. However, after flipping through my art journal, I rediscovered the page's potential. I used markers, writing, and lines to complete the page. I even included my best friend's name in kanji (or some other Japanese alphabet).

Monday, April 5, 2010

mandalas

This is my first attempt at making a mandala. I am using Erin Dragonsong's ebook about mandalas (http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/mandala.html). The ebook is only 35 dollars and I think it is very much worth that price. I know that this mandala is not good. Again, this is my first-ever attempt at making a mandala. It was fun to create this mandala. I will probably try to design a few more before I go over the patterns in ink and color it.

 
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