Journal52. Where we get a "prompt" each week to create with. I've already showed you my first two pages from the first two prompts. Today, here are my Third and Fourth pages;
Week #3's prompt was "You make me Smile"
I was a bit perplexed at this one, because many things make me smile - and it seemed I just didn't know where to begin! I thought and thought, breaking down the prompt to the main word of "smile" and all I could think of was the bright yellow happy smiley face from the Hippie era. Then I thought of tie-dye, and colour... and, well, I just ran with that:
I love Hippie era things, and things from pop-culture. I also love colour. This page - although simple - actually makes me smile. For the background I used Faber-Castell Gelatos, only slightly blended, to keep with the tie-dye effect. And just yellow cardstock circles, with drawn basic smiley faces.
Week #4's Prompt was - "Building Character"
Encouraging us to draw a character, or theme a page around character traits and symbols.
For this I decided to draw a character with the help of my Jane Davenport face Stencils. I used gelatos and big brush markers to make my face. I also decided I wanted to pop headphones on her head and have a music themed character page. I'm a big believer that Music really helps build character and identity, and affect your emotions and such. What you listen to effects how you feel, and what you think, how you act etc. Listen to all angsty bitter music, you will soon feel and act with angst and bitterness. Listen to happy pop tunes, you will feel as such. And so on and so forth.
The blue background has tone-on-tone stamping of a sheet music stamp, but it didn't come up on the pics! I also decided to add a streak of purple highlight to her fringe-hair, to add to the "character" of the face. I'm quite happy with how this girlie came out.
So there are my two pages for Journal52 and my Mixed Media Monday.
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