But today, I have two pages from my Art Journal to share.
Week 6's Challenge was "Love Letters"
I immediately envisioned a large envelope with lots of hearts flying out of it! So I went about putting that thought onto the page:
I used paints and water to make a semi water-coloured pink background. I Sketched my envelope, and added script text stamping, and postage mark stamps on my background, to add to the letter theme. Coloured my envelope in with Gelatos and Big Brush markers, cut out my hearts with some book text, and coloured them the same, and outlined them.
I was going to find a quote about love letters to put on the page,
but I couldn't find one I liked, so just left it as is.
Week 7's Challenge was "When I grow up"
I struggled with this one, and didn't know what to do for the theme. I decided to start with just a blank face, and try and build from there. Well after that, I came up with the idea to create a 'Pierrot' clown. In completion, I felt the character looked quite forlorn compared to the zany outfit. I tried to find a quote to express the contrast of the happy clown facade we put on, especially as adults, compared to the (sometimes) opposing reality. So I just made up my own quote to tie-in the theme.
I kept my background simple, just painting through a arrow/triangle stencil,
and doodling around them when the paint dried.