I have a new page from my art journal to share with you.
It's kind of a jumble of blooms from my garden. I don't know the origin of the quote, but I really liked it..."There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So love the people who treat you right. Think good thoughts for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life. Getting up is living."
I began with a light pencil sketch.
After taping the edges of the page, I laid in some light washes with Twinkling H2Os.
I added some local color and enhanced the background.
I added a deep wash over the upper left corner for drama. I tipped the edges of the peace rose in pink.
I added pen work with a dip pen and FW Acrylic Inks.
Finally I added some linework with a white gel pen and wrote in the quote. I enhanced some of the words with a pink Sakura Moonlight Gel Pen.
I've got to go for now!
Until next time,