Book of Days: Week 31

Week 31 of Book of Days finished:

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I could have worked on the face for some time more, maybe it would look better, but I wanted to finish it today because I have other plans for this week. I quite like the look of her and maybe she deserves more attention… Well, I can always go back to her, maybe next week. I loved doing the leaves, it was so calming and meditative. The quote is missing – it was supposed to go to the left hand side over the leaves, but as I liked the leaves so much I did not feel like covering them. Maybe I will reconsider, because the quote was nice too.

Here’s a close-up:

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There is a layer of clear gesso over the background and collage, hence the texture. While it looks interesting, I did not much enjoy doing the colored pencil and marker over it and I may decide to avoid it in future, or limit it to projects where no detailed work is required on top of it. Because no precision work is possible on top of it and because it destroys my markers :).

Book of Days Update: Week 38

Ok, I am in a Book of Days mood this week. I finished Week 38 yesterday:

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Used acrylics and hot glue gun stencil for background, star stencils and heart mask (which I cut from paper) in the foreground. I colored the stars with Sakura Glaze pen in yellow, added black lines with Edding black paint marker and Uni-Ball Eye black pen, and white details with Edding white paint marker and Rotring 0.5 pen with acrylic ink.

It was quick and easy. I think I will try to do one more today! Have a good Wednesday you all!

Book of Days Update: Week 40

Finally, I felt inspired to dive into Book of Days. I missed most of the course, but that’s ok. I will catch up eventually, I think 🙂

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This is Week 40. Done with acrylics, sakura glaze pen in black, Faber Castell Pitt markers in red and yellow, Edding paint marker in black and white acrylic ink in my Rotring 0.5 pen. The little bubbles in the leaves is stencil by Tim Holtz and the big bubbles around is stencil by me 🙂

I really enjoyed this and I can see that there are more lessons of this type in BOD, so off I go to start another one! Have a nice Tuesday!

Think

Think, she says to herself, but do not overthink stuff. Collage, acrylic, modelling paste, watercolor on hot pressed watercolor paper.

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And see her in the making:

Limited

The only limits are those you impose on yourself…

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Work in progress. She is deep in thoughts. She is rather unhappy, scared and in need of encouragement… which can obviously come only from inside. But she is not strong enough today.
Collage and acrylic background and watercolor on top.

She knows

She knows but she is refusing to accept it. She hopes it is not what is. She hopes that it is true that everything changes.

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This was done on 5×7 stand-alone sheet of 300gsm hot pressed paper. It’s mostly acrylics and collage for background and the face is done in watercolors over a layer of watercolor ground. Her right eye is bigger but it happens to real people too, right? 🙂

Monday morning doodles

I feel that my inspiration is coming back slowly…. I finished this spread in my art journal today.

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I played with lots of supplies: there are gelatos, acrylics, watercolor, white and black pens, and markers which I never used but thought I’d give them a try. And I was happy to discover that they write over acrylics and also bleed when I go over them with white paint, which I really liked. I feel inspired to try more marker bleeding 🙂