Pictures and Doodles

Woah, 15 days since last posting. I’ve been super busy and time got away from me. Little One demands my attention and she begs to paint with me. Who am I to deny her?

Good news is I’ve been very busy with art things! Way too much to include in just one post.

I worked on a few pages in my 100% India journal. My intent was to get several pictures throughout the process showing how many layers I added, but I got a bit too caught up in the flow and only managed to remember to snag a few.

This one started out with some layers of paint and some stenciling.

After adding the face from a magazine, the page stayed fairly plain for a while before I just started sticking stuff on wherever I felt like it.

Doodling with Faber Castell Pitt Pens and Molotow One4All paint pens brought this page to the next level. I’m done with it…. for now…..

This next page was pretty much the same style. I worked on both pages simultaneously.

A layer of pictures and scraps over a painted background.

Then doodling with pens.

I like this style of just sticking things down and then doodling and then sticking more stuff down. Concentrating on the tiny dots and augmenting the individual elements with whatever drawing comes to mind really helps narrow my concentration to one specific step.

I don’t worry so much about “how it will turn out” or “what direction I want to go”. The beauty is that there is no direction! Art is the experience more than it is the end result.

Note: The 100% India journal started out as this book. I tore out about half the pages and Gessoed the rest. The paper itself was thick enough that I didn’t need to double up any pages. Now I keep this book handy and just open to a random page to use up some extra paint left on the palette, or to test out a new stencil, or even just to let Little One “scribble scrabble” (her words) to her heart’s content.

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