This idea of discernment has helped me tremendously. So much that I have a second part of this segment that I will share on Monday along with my page using today's prompts.
For today's art journal prompt I want to share a series of elements that we can use together to create a page.SO I guess this will work more as a challenge as opposed to an actual step by step. So here it goes!
For your page- USE A CLEAR ITEM. You can layer the clear item on top of other elements or use it by itself.
Some ideas for your base surface:
- plastic wrap
- sandwich bag
- acrylic page
- page protector
- acrylic paint
- alcohol inks
- markers (permanent, solvent based)
- ink pads (Staz-On- Solvent)
- crumble your plastic
- add a little heat to contort your plastic
- twist your plastic
- punch shapes or holes in it with die cuts or crop-a-dile
This might be a tough idea to process but it is a FUN FUN FUN technique to know. I would never have thought that my illustrations would go anything beyond what I learned in 1st grade, but allowing myself to try and not doubting myself really helped me to bridge the gap in my confidence. You can do it too. remember, no one ever needs to see this if you don't choose to let them. Even so, we are usually our toughest critic, so if we can get over doubting ourselves... chances are other will be blessed by your work.
Here is my final sketch, I used only the 2B pencil, so I might go in with some darker valued pencils later. Overall I am really in love with it :)
Here is the original, you can see that my daughters perspective is a bit different in the sketch than it is in the original. Eh... it's a little thing, but I notice in hopes that it will train me and refine my skills.
Here is how I started my sketch, this is the loose drawing AKA gesture drawing that my teacher suggested. This totally made my work a ton easier, I highly recommend using this idea when attempting a face.
And here are my practice girls. This is a full page of attempts. I highly highly highly recommend practicing as it honestly helps so much in refining your skills as well as allowing you to better understand your figure in which you wish to illustrate.
Since our surface is clear, I would suggest placing your sketch behind your surface and working onto of the clear surface as not to effect your sketch, but this is totally up to you... I am excited to see where you take this :) As always, if you have any questions about the prompt or sketching (again, I am beginning so please don't take my advice as what you would a professional, lol) just email me. I truly look forward to chatting with you and working along side you on this project.
Thanks for being a part of this fun project... I hope this message blesses you and that it encourages you to create something beautiful this weekend. I will go ahead and post my page on Monday with the second part of this prompt.
Thanks again, See you Monday!