Monday, April 04, 2011

A Few Results From Workshop 2

Here's a few images from Workshop 2 of the Strathmore Visual Journal workshop series.  I'm still working in another journal, so any actual sketching in this journal will wait until I'm finished with the other one. These are just a few prep pages. There were some good tips in this workshop.

Here's my first three pages.

Visual Journal Workshop 2 - Front page 1

I used some oriental paper samples and paper that was wrapping some soap I bought a while back. The first two pages were trimmed and the edges of pages 2 and 3 collaged. I really love the way this turned out.

I made a pocket in the back. Why didn't I think of this before? I like haven't a pocket in my journals, but I never thought of making one myself out of the last two pages.

Visual Journal Workshop 2 - Pocket

And finally, a couple of my page preparations. I'll be sketching over these eventually. For the first one, I used an old plastic slide holder under the page and scribbled watercolor pencil on top.

Visual Journal Workshop 2 - squares background

In the second one I put some lace on the page as a stencil and sprayed watercolor on the page.

Visual Journal Workshop 2 - Lace

I got a lot of good ideas from this class.

2 comments:

Chris said...

Pretty! And clever re: the pocket. :)

Peter Pascal said...

Some pretty designs alright. Doing the painting yourselves is more fun but a good place for ideas for more design is this
site of wahooart.com, that I use to help with my wall decorations.

You can browse for a painting like this The tree, by 20th century Czech artist, Frantisek Kupka, for example, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/
OPRA/BRUE-8LHUQV
, that can be ordered on line and delivered to you.