Friday, 20 June 2014

OFFICIAL OLD BAT ....

 
I made this page when I realised an appalling truth - having made one of those "young man" speeches to a hapless youth in a shop.  That's right, the look on his face said it all, I AM officially an "Old Bat".

Never mind, it was probably inevitable, and as you know all of life is grist to my journalling mill, so I set to making a page about this painful realisation.
The background is Neocolour II crayons by Caran D'Ache, and I should add that since I made this page I've discovered that they work even better over gesso.  The colours seem to become even more intense, though sometimes a soft look is what you're after.
The face is a favourite stamp of mine, by Daniel Torrente for Stampotique.  I often use it to represent myself, having hair broadly similar to this depiction.  Its the slightly sick expression I love though, one which unfortunately crosses my face regularly.
And then I just let rip with the doodling and drawing bats.  Sorry this is a short post - I have sciatica at the moment and sitting down for any length of time isn't working for me ......

4 comments:

Carol said...

LURVE this page - must be an age thing ROFL - colours and journaling are super. Have a great weekend and I hope the sciatica improves x

alexa said...

Welcome to Batdom! You'll find there are quite a few of us flying happily around out here (not all on broomsticks, I have to say). I'm in a subsection called Grumpy Old Women :). A super page full of the Grrr factor - those triangles remind me of shark's teeth. Thanks for the gesso tip too. Right, just off to hunt a few insects ...

Debs M said...

Great page - love then colours you have used and your doodling looks fab x

Belladonna said...

Yes, the page is more than great!