Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sketchbook Pages: Stars

This page made me think of space, so I made up a perfect quote to go along with it:
"Look up at the stars and dream."
So true, don't you think?

I started out by experimenting with white on white (you'll see more of this experimentation in other art books). I created texture by using my brayer over a wine bottle holder (plastic with a diamond pattern) on wet gesso. Pressing this "stencil" into wet paint created this fun diamond pattern:

Then I tried another a new technique: adding acrylic paint and removing most of it with a baby wipe (or a face wipe in my case). I went with orange (Amsterdam standard series azo-orange) to give it an almost aged look. I love how the orange clung to the cracks and edges of the pattern! Of course, from there, I had to add more colour instead of more white!

I added some round stickers next, but didn't exactly love how it looked, so I gessoed lightly over everything. Finally, I doodled in some circles, dots and a quote to finish it off (with white and gold Sharpie pens and Faber-Castell Pitt pens in raw umber, light flesh and ivory):
I love this spread for a few reasons: I tried new things, I used up old supplies and I stayed true to my style. Love it!

1 comment:

Eve Sanchez said...

Very cool. Your sketchbook pages always make me smile :)