Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sketchbook Pages: Positively Serious

Here's the latest page in my altered Amber book. One of my goals this year is to completely fill this book - it's getting there. Only 27 more spreads to go!

I always regret when I don't take in progress photos, and this is another one of those cases. I do remember the steps I took, but I wish I had a photo or two of the "under-painting" collage part. Still, I love how it turned out - feels very autumn!

As usual, I started with gesso and then a collage using scraps of paper from my desk and ripped out of a magazine. I painted next (Golden paints: titan buff, India yellow hue, burnt umber light, red oxide, chromium oxide green) then used up some old dollar store rub-ons. Next I made the circles with brown India ink and added random words to each bubble. A bit more paint to lighten and brighten the bubbles, darken the India ink and to push the rub-ons into the background. Lastly, I splattered everything with a bit more India ink and used a gold Sharpie to really make each circle pop.

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