I have been taking year-long, online art classes from Effy Wild. I started with Journal 52 when Effy took it over from the prior instructor, then in 2019 I participated in Book of Days, and now I’m in Moonshine for 2020. What a year so far!
Our latest lesson was a blast and I’m really starting to feel like I’m discovering my artistic style
I used my water-soluble pencil for the first time and I LOVE the watercolor effect
I dont have the exact supplies as my instructor but I make do with what I have.
After I covered her glittery hair with nickel azo gold, I used a stencil to put the swirly gold marks.
Then I worked on her face. I’ve been sketching and shading at least a face per day for a few weeks now and I can absolutely see improvement in in my technique over that amount of time…
The quote is, “She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” – Bukowski
I think this creation is inspiring me to work on canvas so that I can show some of my work in a local spot (I live and work in the downtown arts district).
It’s the last one of the series…and almost as big as the blue journal.
There are more Slam Book type of pages in here…
But a lot of paint as well…
Rad-a-Tat is where I got my first tattoo:
Just trying to be helpful:
Joan of Arc:
Big pallet tester page:
Every day I wake up like this:
My second favorite page in this book:
Quoting Morticia Addams:
Norman Vincent Peale:
Playing with faces again…
They are shiny…
America? The earth?
This is my favorite page in this book :
It me again!
From a wall at AA:
It just takes a long time…
Been told yes…
Message from my Brother:
What a shame:
Reality just gets in the way…
In the greenery:
Sleep is my favorite thing.
And that is the last of this series. I started 6 journals over 3 years ago and now they are all ‘done,’ as much as they can be. I usually don’t go back and add anything to the pages later. That’s not to say that I can’t. Because its ALL MINE and I can do what I want with it all!
So…now I have 6 new, blank books waiting for me to get started on a new series. No pressure at all, as I currently have 22 more backgrounds to create for my friend’s book…