For my word of the year I narrowed my choice down to the word focus. My focus is on completion on finishing things I start. These can be old projects that have been around for years or new things that I start. To cement the idea in my head I like to do a art journal page on the idea. The page is fairly simple but the message does get across so I think that is all that is needed.
I am participating in the Year long Sketchbook Challenge and first I decorated the cover but didn't do much beyond that. I tried some simple sketches on the first few pages, but there is nothing fantastic that I wanted to share. I found myself trying to turn the book into an Art Journal and had to stop myself.
The theme this month is highly prized. I found the prompt to be a little problematic as it can encompass so much. I ended up adding a drawing my daughter did to the page and then doing my own little sketch. Next came a few words on the idea.
I am really not too sure how to handle this sketchbook thing. When I see some of the artists sketchbooks on the site I see elaborated drawings with watercolor added so they really look like paintings themselves. I have always thought of a sketchbook as pen or graphite and I know that is limiting myself. Perhaps if I were better at watercolor I would not hesitate to add it. So tell me what do you think the difference is between an art journal and a sketchbook?
This is the another page in the sketchbook. I drew her from my own imagination, she is done in graphite pencils H and 4B.