I spent most of yesterday afternoon in my studio. I say “studio” rather lightly because my little basement room doesn’t look like some of the studios I see on other blogs. :D That’s fine with me, I’m thankful to have a place to do my art. I moved everything down there because the dining table was covered most of the time and I’m trying to keep everything in one place.
I started a piece on a canvas yesterday…I do not like it and I will probably end up painting over it and trying again. I finished two pages in my Strathmore art journal. The first page started with a magazine page that I altered with Citra-Solv. I glued it down first, then glued a face from Gas-House McGinty book pages. I used some additional doodling pieces to complete the page. I used Caran d-Ache water-based crayons, gesso, and acrylic paint to embellish the face. Finally, I used a tiny paintbrush with black ink to tie it together.
The next page is one that I did quickly with charcoal pencil, tinted charcoal pencil and a Derwent sketching (Dark Wash, 8B) pencil. I tried a wash with some orange and yellow acrylic paints. I liked it better without the color but I couldn’t leave it alone :( I also used another pen on the hair….I don’t remember the name of it.