Saturday, August 16, 2008

ArT JoURnaL dEBut

I feel like I'm taking a big step. For some reason last night,I decided to actually start my daily art journal. I have always been inspired by Julie, who does freakin' fantastic pages in her journal. Her pages seem to be so well thought out, so perfect, but I've watched her work, and it's not ALL thought out. She might put a particular color or medium on the page, but then she might scribble something, ink, paint, on another section and then cover it all with another color. In the end, it looks perfect and thought out, but I know differently. I've also been looking at YouTube a lot and checking out other people's work.
I think you have to put your mind in free-spin. Just let it out whatever is in there at the moment. I don't mean go all tourette's, but get the idea and get it on paper. So, I decided to give it a go. I told myself, the first page will NOT be perfect. Holy crap, it WON'T???? No, Debbie, it won't. You can't do everythign perfectly the first time, I've been telling you that your whole life. Now RELAX!!!
Ok, so I relaxed. I just started drawing. I decided to make a self-portrait. I know I am not a good drawer, but I just decided that it would be what it would be. This page is not going to the Louvre, for god's sake. So a-drawin' I did, and it doesn't look half-bad! I think it kinda looks like me in a artsy way. I drew everything first then colored with pencils. I used a black micron pen for drawing. I colored almost all of it last night and thought I'd better finish it this morning. Bad move. I was not in the same groove as last night and I'm not happy with the last part I colored, which is the pink/red/orange color around the bottom and right side. From now on, I will either finish it, or leave it alone.
So that's it.


Kim H. said...

Yippee you started an Art Journal! I love the first page! I can't wait to see more!

Kathi said...

Wow. Great start to the art journal and I think it DOES look like you.

It'll be fun to watch you play.

Dianne said...

Love your Art Journal...can't wait to see more of it!

Tami Bayer said...

This is awesome, Debbie. I keep thinking I'll do an art journal, but I just can't bring myself to it for all the reasons you went through.