March 9, 2009

These 2 feet

We had this picture sitting around and I was looking for something to do. So, I gridded it up and made a separate larger grid on my art paper.

I drew the outlines of the feet. I was awfully glad I had the squares to keep me in line. Hahaha. Then I traced the pencil lines with permanent marker. Erased the pencil grid and just started playing.

I used some markers and watercolor paints in the background. The paints give it a much more interesting look. They also can be marked over, whereas where I used marker in a colored section the paper tends to hold onto the marker color more. Doesn't lend itself to layering as easily.

I don't know if this is done yet. I'm fighting an urge to doodle all over the place here. I am finding I love using the black/white box strips. It's something that I enjoy doing and it tends to add a lot of POP to the drawing.

I came across this article by Anahata Katkin called "A grain of Salt" where she talks about "art journaling" and the way you use symbols I thought it was so interesting. She gives us permission to use and reuse any elements that we like in our art journals. Here's the Link, it's a really good read and gets my creative juices going. I think this can be applied to many other areas (digital scrapbooking, writing) too.


llaxton said...

One of my very favorite pictures from our anniversary trip to Hawaii is of mine and my hubbies feet in the sand. It is close up and our toes are peeking because they are covered in sand. It is great! We have tried to recreate it on other beaches, but the sand is different and it just hasn't been the same.

My Perspective said...

Lisa, Oh, I'd love to see this picture. I've never been to Hawaii, wish I could comment on the quality of that sand. Only been to Florida White Sands, Florida East Coast, Texas beaches and Santa Monica. The Texas beaches we could drive on. Santa Monica was very rocky. Florida East coast had the most extreme tidal changes that I've ever seen.

ScrapGirls Ro said...

This is great. I love your drawings a lot.

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