It's Paint Party Friday and I have another page from my gratitude journal to share with you. The theme is Today. It's the only one I have for sure, and I spent it talking with my son and making art. Not a bad day!
Quotes: "Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake." -Marie Ray
"This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." -Psalm 118:24
I made my drawing first and then began adding washes of Twinkling H20s (twinks). I used a pigma micron pen to outline and add details to the lettering.
I shaded first with Intense pencils, and then deepened the shading with twinks. I worked on both sides of the layout, balancing out the colors.
The twinks add a beautiful shimmer and very rich color.
I began outlining some of the elements and penning in the quotes.
I'm trying to use a variety of styles for the lettering. I tried something different for the Bible verse.
Finally, I put in the finishing touches. The bottom right corner needed some weight, so I drew in a lacy pattern. I wanted the star to have a bit more sparkle, so I added the dots with a signo white pen. I did the same with the design in the lettering in the title. I highlighted the quote on the left as well. Finally, I needed something to stop the eye from wandering off of the left page edge, so I added a wash of twinks in Pomegranate. This balanced out the other areas of the same color. I added my journaling to the upper right corner.
I'll be linking this post to Paint Party Friday, Pink Saturday and Art Journal Every Day. I hope your weekend goes well. Let's visit again soon!
Until next time,