I did this page before Valentine's Day but forgot to post it here on the blog. I did share it on Facebook though. It is just a simple page I drew and colored with colored pencils. I think it turned out cute though.
Our theme in the art journal group this week was "sparkles". This page looks like a five year old did it, but it is done and it has some sparkle. I used watercolor paints and watercolor crayons, markers and pastel pencils, gel pens and pencil on this page. I also added some jewel embellishments.
I can not draw people to save my life. This poor mermaid is too skinny, pale and ugly...lol
Trying to show the sparkle from the blue glitter gel pen I used on the jellyfish. He actually doesn't look too bad.
Showing the purple glitter gel pen on the octopus.
I did my first real watercolor painting today. It is a small one, but it's a start. I drew the vase and flowers in pencil and then used watercolor crayons to color it in. I then went back and outlined everything with pen to make it stand out more. I also did some color around everything just to make it look better, at least to me anyway.
The finished painting.
The pencil sketch after I colored it in with the water color pencils. I knida like how it pops more on the white background but it didn't look finished enough.
After I added the background color. I didn't like how it looked with just the color so decided to make it look like a wall behind the vase.
My made up wall. I think it helps everything look better.
These are not the best watercolor crayons but I'm using them. Since I don't know what I'm doing anyway, it doesn't really matter what brand I use yet.
What do y'all think of my little painting? Hopefully, it's not terrible.
The art journal theme for our group this week was "owls." I re-purposed one of my Christmas cards to use on my page. I like how it turned out even if I did mess up some.I don't know what I'm doing with acrylic paint at all but it was fun.
Sorry the lighting wasn't the best but hopefully you can still see the page well enough. It is much more vibrant in person.
This is the cute Christmas card I received this year. I knew I had to use it for something.
Supplies that I used. Acrylic paints in yellow, brown, blue and orange and some drywall joint compound.
Putting together my idea. I drew the limb for the owls to sit on.
I painted everything with acrylic paint. It doesn't look too bad for someone who has no idea what she's doing.
I decided I wanted the tree limb to stand out more so outlined it with my black Pitt marker and drew some "texture" on it.
Then I added some designs with the joint compound and a stencil. Finally, I put some embellishments on it. I think it looks ok.
Wooden leaves and some flowers.
Cute butterfly and the joint compound shows up here.
The adorable owls.
This one shows the "texture" on the tree limb, which isn't the greatest but it did look better than just plain.
What do y'all think of the page? Did it turn out ok?