I've read that most artists have their own personal routine of sorts, but I never really thought that I followed one. As I stopped to have a heart to heart with Molly the golden retriever on my way downstairs, I realized that I too am a creature of habit. I smiled as I realized that this was a good subject for my next art journal page.
An Artist's Life
9" x 12"
Mixed Media on Canson All-Media Paper
I cut some pages from an old book and adhered them to the surface with Liquitex matte medium.
Using a black Sakura Pigma Micron pen, I drew in an arrangement of funky flowers.
I painted in some gesso around the arrangement.
Using watercolor pencils, I added color to the background. I then painted the flowers using water-soluble crayons.
I added some collage elements that I printed out from my computer.
For the title, I used Speedball super-pigmented black ink and a scriptliner brush. I wrote the text with a very fine purple Sharpie. I drew in some additional flowers at the top and artist's instruments at the bottom. The printed elements were outlined in black.
I painted the additional drawings with water-soluble crayons and added a bit more color to the background.
Finally, I highlighted the title with a white Sakura gelly roll pen.
The Jul/Aug issue of Somerset Studio magazine is out. It features the art of accomplished calligraphy artist, Lisa Engelbrecht.
She is doing the most exquisite work on fabric.
I love the summer-inspired work of Amber Anne.
I hope all of you are having a pleasant summer. It is absolutely gorgeous here in Pennsylvania. I think I may have to sneak out of the studio to go kayaking. Have a wonderful day!
Until next time,