Saturday, 21 August 2010

AJF – lesson 3 – lemons

AJF 3 - Lemons
I completely forgot to post this up!
This is from the third lesson of Artful Journaling Foundations class with Laure Ferlita.
I had my quirks with this one. I don’t like the background as I think the purple is really blotchy and the words made it all very busy. I like the bowl and I’m happy I put in the little chips on the rim, but I am way happy about the way the lemons turned out (even though the one on the right looks more like a mango).
I haven’t started watercolours for long and I’ve never tried layering colours like I did with the shadows on the lemons. It was really fun and what I thought were accidents turned out to be details that I love the best in the end product.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

artful journaling foundations

Yes, another art journaling course – I’m so addicted to them!
This time it’s Laure Ferlita’s Artful Journaling Foundations. Below are pages from the first two lessons.
AJF 1 - Affirmation
First lesson is called “Affirmation”. I could have been a little lighter of hand when drawing that stem of the flower, but I like how the petals ended up.
We would be colouring this at a later date I think.
AJF 2 - Watermelon
The second lesson is called “watermelon”. I think I was a bit heavy handed with the lines and the colour in the shadows, although the picture turned out pretty good after being converted into a jpeg.
This is also a contour drawing, where I keep my eye on the subject while drawing (as opposed to on the page). It was quite unnerving as we were drawing straight on the page with pen, no pencil-sketching!
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