I bought a small container of clear gesso to compare with the regular white stuff. This was my first experiment. I brushed the gesso onto tan tissue paper, remembering what great results I had with the GPP Tissue Crusade. I then applied crimson, purple and yellow acrylic. The clear gesso left a sandpaper-like finish to […]
I have been making up stories with clipped type since I was a teenager, so this month’s GPP Street Team creative crusade on “Text Messaging” was right up my alley. I usually prefer black and white type, but the last few weeks of hot weather have turned the shrubbery around here to dry yellow so […]
I think art is better therapy than pharmaceuticals; I hate not being able to ditch medication altogether.
I’m trying some ideas for future collages in my new sketchbook. I’ve lately been enamored of some 1950s cigarette cards found in the New York Public Library Digital Collection depicting rockets of the era. I use the images for drawing practice, as the forms are fairly simple and good for a beginner, I think. I’m […]
For Illustration Friday theme: undone
For Illustration Friday theme: hatch
Cropped from a recent journal page. I meant to rework it but didn’t have time.
I’ve been working on a Moleskine Japanese-fold notebook. The pages are thicker than the regular moleskine, so I can paint and glue to my heart’s content. I’m working on two-page spreads, but maybe by the time I get one side of the book done I’ll be ready to move on to 3 or 4 pages […]
And I do mean bright! Two more pages a la Teesha Moore
I love cadmium yellow. It was a little bright for this project, and unfortunately distracts from the cute characters, but I was mainly interested in how my various pens would react to the paint’s surface.
This page was painted with some cheap acrylic from the […]
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For Illustration Friday - theme this week is “Fast”. Mixed media on cereal box, including my photo of a mannequin in a store window.