Hope you are having a good week and getting some arty crafty time. I am happy to report that I watched some classes from the Virtual Art Summit which is currently happening and I also got some journal pages made yesterday/today! This post is for the first page as although they are related, I like to keep things in separate posts. It’s a very dull day today and there is either something wrong with my camera or it is just down to the weather but the photos are darker than I would like them to be even after Photoshopping them but hopefully they are good enough to show the details.
today’s art . . .
This page is intended for two current challenges – Art Journal Journey has a bird challenge this month and Country View Challenges has a cat challenge. This page started off as my attempt at making blog birds from the Terry Runyan Sketchbook Revival class back in March. I had no time to do any of the classes at the time but I did get to watch them and had the class pdfs to refer too. As you can see, most of my “birds” turned into cats. Here’s a look at both pages at the blob stage…
The class was about making blobs randomly on the page and turning them into birds and some into cats as Terry is a big cat person too, but as my blobs on the top started to look like birds and my blobs on the bottom started to look like cats, I could see a scene developing where the cats were all looking up at the birds, so I decided to go with it.
I drew some trees and branches for the birds to perch on. Then I thought I would help the cats out with their little problem…
So I gave them some handy saws to use and that reminded me of the patience quote about how we behave while we are patiently waiting.
Hope you feel inspired to join in the challenges this month.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, watercolours, acrylic paint, Pitt artist pens, blackliner pens, acrylic paint markers, white pen,
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