Two whimsical sketches

I like to have my art journals filled until the last page, so I literally took my CANSON ART ONE art journal back from the stack and decided to fill in the pages that were left so that I can finish this bulky journal. It got this way because I keep on adding gesso on the pages or collage magazine pieces to make it thicker for acrylics and to allow more water. Even if the paper it’s not a mixed media one, I have enjoyed so much working on this journal. It took all the pressure off of being perfect or the worry of ruining a good quality paper for scribbling things… but that’s art, too 🙂

Imi place sa desenez si sa pictez pana la ultima pagina in jurnalele mele, asa ca am luat jurnalul CANSON ART ONE din malderul cu jurnale si am zis ca trebuie sa desenez si ultimele pagini ramase albe din acest jurnal care s-a ingrosat ]n timp. A ajuns asa pentru ca imi place sa adaug gesso sau s[ lipesc colaje pentru a permite hartiei sa accepte mai multa apa. Chiar daca hartia nu este una mixed media, mi-a placut enorm sa lucrez in acest jurnal. Asa nu am fost presata sa fac ceva extraordinar si nici nu mi-am facut griji ca poate as strica o hartie de calitate mazgalind cine stie ce…dar si mazgalelile pot fi considerate arta, nu-i asa?

two whimsical girls

Anyways, I drew this two faces using an ordinary blue pen I got at hand and then decided a little bit of color would be just perfect. And I didn’t had the watercolor pans with me, so watercolor pencils went into action. Some of the pencils I’ve used are Derwent INKtense, some are Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth. The first ones are more intense as the name says, but the Koh-i-noor are also amazing, especially because they also have great pigmentation and are very affordable.

In fine, am desenat aceste doua fete folosind un pix albastru obisnuit pe care l-am avut la indemana si apoi m-am decis sa adaug si putina culoare. Si cum n-am avut acuarelele la mine, au intrat in actiune creioanele colorate de la Derwent INKtense si Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth. Primele au un pigment mai intens, asa cum va puteti da seama dupa nume, dar si Koh-i-noor sunt minunate pentru ca au si ele un pigment destul de intens dar mai ales sunt foarte accesibile ca pret.

two whimsical girls

As you can see, this journal has been worn out, but that’s what you want to get at the end of a journal: that means you’ve been working like crazy with all kind of art supplies!! I like to preserve the journal tag, so that’s why mine still has it as shown in the picture.

Dupa cum vedeti, acest jurnal a fost folosit si coperta s-a murdarit, dar asta e unul dintre lucrurile care-mi plac la un art journal care e aproape plin de desene si picturi: asta inseamna ca au fost folosite la maxim tot felul de materiale! Imi place sa pastrez etichetele jurnalelor, de aceea puteti vedea inca eticheta pe coperta.

CANSON ART BOOK ONE

What art journals are on your desk these days?

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Cristina

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