We are on a journey through another one of my small artist sketchbooks. As with all my books of this type, I take a sketchbook and fill it with whatever I feel like doing at the time. No planning, just enjoyment.
This book was done between August 2020 and February 2022, more or less (I date each page as I do it).
I don’t go through the book page by page in order, though in general the earlier images are at the front and the later ones following – but sometimes I skip pages and come back later, or do some other thing. No reason, that is just how I do it.
Let’s take a look.
Here’s today’s page spread.
Here are individual views of the pages.
That grey one especially appeals to me. Great texture. (K)
Thank you, I really like this one too, I think it is one of my favorite pages in this book. It is calming and serene, I think.
I am curious – what are the materials and the techniques?
For the first one, I painted the page with kind of a gray wash. Then I collaged the shapes, using matte medium as adhesive. (The black one is part of a fancy bathtub, I think that is funny.) Then I did a wash of white ink watered down and spatter painted and scraped the surface. So this all took several days because each step had to dry. For the second one, I covered the paper with black ink wash and some purple stamping on the edge. The door is collage, the red is painted, the figure is drawn in white and black ink. Then I spatter painted the whole thing with watery white ink. The black marks on the lower right are made with a big acrylic marker, sort of stamped. I also drew in other details with white and black acrylic pens.