So, I'm still drawing in my journal! I admit that I am absolutely not the best at this, but I don't mind at all, and more importantly I'm not at all scared of drawing in my journal :-) I'm quite happy to muck up a few pages along the way because it's all part of the learning process.
On Saturday I taught a 'drawing in your journal' class at Art from the Heart, to a packed class. It was fun! We started with a few drawing games, drew each other (with our non-dominant hands!), and gradually moved on to drawing portraits. More importantly, the aim was to draw directly onto a journal page which can be a bit scary. We used all sorts of materials to add colour ... acrylic paints, neocolor IIs, oil pastels, Stabilo marks-all pencil, prismacolor pencils ... anything we could get our hands on basically. So the portraits were truly mixed-media.
We finished off our pages with a random quote from vintage text:
Here's a few shots from the day ....
Mell added some fantastic red hair to her portrait.
Here's Michelle adding a random quote from some vintage text.
Sometimes you find the best quotes when you are not looking for them.
Bryan did a fabulous 'boyish version'!!
Isn't it great?!
Sara and Colleen are clearly sharing a joke here!
Anne made a gorgeous page, pretty in pink.
And here are Martha and Maria ... all the way from ....
... Italy!! Wowee!
Maralyn and Gemma hard at it, and I'm pleased that Maralyn is still smiling!
I was so happy that everyone overcame their fears and embraced the idea of drawing directly onto journal pages. As you can see there were some amazing page by the end of the day. And look! They're still smiling so it can't have been that bad!!
Byeeeeee for now ....