Sunday, November 2, 2014

October Journal Pages

Week 39 - In the City

This prompt was so much fun! Since I don't live in a city, I was free to imagine whatever kind of buildings I liked. I started with my tangle CUdad and built the buildings UP from there... bigger and bigger! I used a Sharpie Pen and tried really hard to stick to just clean lines. I entered this piece in the Doodler's Anonymous Coloring Book contest!

© Sandy Steen Bartholomew

I often feel torn between the very simple coloring book drawings... and going all out with color and shading. So when I saw the theme for the next week - "Experiment"...  I thought I'd submit my city in B&W and maybe experiment with color on it for the next assignment.

Week 40 - Experiment

And here are my Experiments!

First - lots and lots of shading (with gray Tombow markers).... to see if I could create some depth.
© Sandy Steen Bartholomew

... and then color on top of the gray (with more Tombow markers)...

© Sandy Steen Bartholomew

My favorite part is the little park on the roof.

Week 41 - Mosaic Inspired
I glued down a piece of an Asian newspaper that had been used as packing in a box. Then I drew the mosaic tangle, Man-o-man, all over it with a Uni-Pin pen, and added some white (GellyRoll pen) and gray Pitt brush marker). This one took quite a while to do!

© Sandy Steen Bartholomew

Week 42 - Magic

An old book, tissue paper, gesso, markers, paint pen, Inktense pencil, ballpoint pen... kind of a stew of everything sitting on the desk! I scanned the piece into Photoshop and removed the harsh seam down the middle. I transferred the finished art, using Sheer Heaven, to a piece of Bristol, and I hope to do some more work on that... (after the Art Swarm is over!)

© Sandy Steen Bartholomew

Week 43 - Stencil It!

Colorbox pigment ink pads, Prismacolor pencils, Crafter's Workshop bees and hive stencil, Dreamweaver honeycomb stencil, black 12x12 paper. 

This one was almost relaxing... easy... after the last few prompts! It was nice to use someone else's art as the basis for a page. Just color and play. Aaaahhhh... But looking at it now - I can't help seeing the beehive as a stack of pancakes or cookies!? I think I may need a snack...

© Sandy Steen Bartholomew


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