Textured paper that I water colored for page 3 of my sketchbook:
I have completed the first 2 pages of my sketchbook with the exception of a little round sign on the inside cover that I intend to fill out once my book has been completed and is otherwise ready to mail. May this image bring you as much joy as it does to me:
The Brooklyn Art Library in New York City has a program that I'm proud to say I will be a part of this year: The Sketchbook Project. As part of the project, anyone can purchase a sketchbook from the library and fill it almost any way they desire. The participant then mails the sketchbook back to the library, and the sketchbook becomes part of their permanent collection, travels across the country to art exhibits, and will be catalogued and rotated for viewing at the Brooklyn Art Library as long as it stands.
I have filled my book with patterns and textures. Now for the fun part...
Pages 25-26 of my Cut-Up Sketchbook:
My mom's Mother's Day present: a watercolor painting of a little tree frog.
I outlined all of my foliage from yesterday to define it and pull it out from the background a bit. I also added a wash of watercolor to the foreground.
I added another mushroom and a bunch of leaves, as well as a wash of background color, to my sketchbook page.
I kind of love how the watercolors worked out on this card.
Ink and watercolor again.
This card was washed with watercolor, then accented with ink.
More work on pages 25-26 of my Cut-Up Sketchbook.
This is the sketch on page 28 of my Cut-Up Sketchbook. On February 21st I just did a bit of x-acto knife work on the page cutting out the portholes that had no yellow in them. The portholes with the yellow were already cut out back when I cut out the portholes on page 27.
I decided that I wanted to pattern all of the mountains after all, but I tried not to make it too busy. Page 24 is unofficially done.
I decided to add a bit more interest to this scene by means of patterns on the mountainsides. It was a bit too tedious to do more than one pattern at a time, but I'm thrilled with the outcome.
Those steaming vents that I started drawing on page 24: volcanos!
Now this illustration is done. I finished refining the clouds and the sky colors.
"Calendar" image of Daily Art created in January.
(Note: This image was actually created in February, but since I'm posting late I'm putting it here at the end of the month where it should go anyway.)