I had some time this morning while everyone was in a post Halloween candy coma...so I spent my free time in the tiny studio creating a page in my art journal. I was inspired by the word of inspiration Wednesday for this week...BOOK. It is a such a help to have a new word to think about each week supplied by Heather at Kraafters Kommunity !
I LOVE BOOKS! I read a lot. I will admit... I use my tablet to do it. Yes, about 2 years ago I was converted to electronic books. If you were to see my bookshelf overflowing with ACTUAL books you would know why. My tablet contains over 500 books I have read since then...so I would have needed to have a few more bookcases installed to hold all of those! LOL
So to quickly get rid of all that frightening whiteness.... I used some watercolor crayons to draw in a park scene. What better place to read then a park on a sunny day
Once I had the picture scribbled in, then I smooshed around (technical term) the colors using a brush and some clean water. I needed to wash out the brush frequently to make sure the colors stayed a little bit separated and not muddy.
Next I drew in a girl reading a nice fat book. I used a watercolor pencil to do the drawing. Then I filled in the figure with some white acrylic paint so that the background colors would be gone and I could start painting in the girl. I like to use watercolor pencil for drawing because it starts to blend and add shadows once the wet acrylic paint touches it. A nice bonus.