Sunday, 31 July 2011
Sketchbook Challenge #1
Blogger being difficult again, not sure why it doesn't like me at the moment so the pics are out of order yet again :(
I have bought myself a new sketchbook that has a deep purple cover with the image of a tree on it, will see if I can get a good pic at some point but it's not really about the cover. Purple is my chosen colour (suprise, suprise)! I don't have a supply of good arty materials but we do have an endless supply of felt pens, crayons, and coloured pencils (see above) so am going to work with what I have and see what happens......
These were the things I used last night for my first pages;
A ranekin of luke warm water, a decorating brush and some free-with-a-magazine Barbie paints.
I brushed away on the page and covered it in clingfilm before bed;
I did some scribbling on the first page so I'd have a double page spread for each inspiration from Gina;
When I read what the title was to be for this year's challenge I instantly thought of the children. They are my home. I love our little house and little garden and all the things we have collected together over the years but it all amounts to nothing without them. We could live in a one room flat or a cardboard box and they would make me happy. It may just be a bit ambitious but we'll see.....
The first inspiration was to look at outlines so I trawled through the photos and found one of each of the children in profile and printed them out in monochrome;
I then did some jiggery pokery with some greaseproof paper from the kitchen drawer;
And then some more jiggery pokery to transfer the images into the sketchbook on my beautiful (if a little pink) rippled surface;
I love the page with the boys, they look like they are getting ready to kiss each other.
Here is my book with the clingfilm in place;
The children's images still need some work, I'm going to improve the image with some purple ink pens and maybe do some shading with chalks.
Watch this space......
PS: Please excuse the rather tired looking ironing board cover but it was in a good light spot in front of the window!