Wow..I thought it was Tuesday! Nope..Wednesday and time to go desk hopping at Stamping Ground.
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So my desk is a mess as usual. I have been working on the Lifebook week 11 lesson with Jane Davenport and I just finished it! Here is the desk this morning when I was getting started. That journal page on the desk is one of Jane's 'sketchercises' about learning to draw a figure. I filled it in a bit with my new Posca pen colors because I love them so much:)
Here is my finished lesson. I know I have said this before...probably MANY times...but this lesson was SO FUN! I LOVED IT! Maybe because my favorite thing to do is collage? I don't know..but I had a BLAST doing it.
The idea of the lesson was to create a piece of art that represent both your inner world and outer worlds. So I started with a collage of things I love and think about. I don't have a ton of pictures around just waiting to be collaged...so I printed out some things on deli paper and them sprayed them with a workable fixative. Then cut them out and put them on my paper, along with some text and music score. I used liquid matte medium and scraped with a old gift card to get out bubbles and wrinkles if I could.
Next I needed a face. Jane used a laser copy of one of her own artworks for this. But I don't have the library of faces she does...or a laser printer. So I made my own. I thought you might like to see a progression of how I do a face.
Then I put the face on my collage and drew a figure for her. Then I blocked out the negative space using gesso. I tried to leave as much collage as I could to represent my inner world.
Then I used water color to make splatters and to unify the hair and body collages a bit. My new Dr Ph Martin watercolors are awesome!
My final steps were to add a bit more details using my black and white Posca pens..and then adding a couple butterflies because I thought they made the art more interesting :)
I hope you enjoyed my project.