Saturday, 23 October 2010

DRAWING MY OWN SPIRIT

Sorry this is a bit faint, but I wanted to show the initial sketch I put down on the page for this. I had the expression "the wings of my spirit" in mind, and wanted to show a figure just taking flight ...
Anyway, then I began to add colour and movement to her hair and wings - this is done with my Promarkers, which I am slowly learning to love, although I'm not sure they'll ever replace my beloved watercolours.
Then I drew some layers of colour below, more of those striations which represent seams and layers of life and soul, some of which are so very deep. I've got the first statement down in writing but now need some time to reflect on where it goes from here. I'll probably come back to this in a few days, and in the meantime I'm working on other pages. That's one of the things I love about art journalling, that I can just go here and there as the fancy takes me, and that whatever comes is the gift I'm given ....

Oh yes, and I've been chopping up magazines again, so how about these for journal prompts? ...

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Well good
The Smart Way
Go see friends
Wake Up
You have somewhere
Song of the Goat
Random acts of literature
Star Quality
Ask Why
Around Sundown
Nothing Compares

8 comments:

Kristin Dudish said...

Wow - I am so glad I found your blog... Your journals are beautiful!

Biskit said...

Rosie, she is fabulous! You make me want to draw more.

Carola Bartz said...

This is beautiful! I love that you share the entire process with us.

judie said...

such a great drawing, keep it up you have something there, well done xx

Doone said...

ah lovely - we must do Coffee at the beetroot tree soon - I'm bokked onto the Christmas Card class with Nikki...

Dx

Doone said...

booked not Bokked

Dxxxx

Sandra Hall said...

Fantastico drawing Rosie - what a great talent you have! x

Rumtruffle said...

Hi Rosie, this is such a helpful posting showing how you build up a page it is also truly beautiful. I dont think I would get such a good result with pens but I am sure going to try, thanks for checking out my blog if you hadn't I wouldn't have found you and I would have missed out! Helen x