When I was preparing my class for 21 Secrets Fall I created a video of some of my journal pages involving animals. This led to looking through all of my old journals. I found quite a few pages that could have more work done on them. I guess that I am a more complete journaler now. I did find a 2 page spread where all I had done was a background. I set that journal aside to work on the pages.
For one side of the two page background I saw a figure in the background, I rendered the figure in pencil first and then painted the background with black gesso. I like how it really makes the image stand out.
On the next page I decided to keep more of the background intact. I drew the woman in pencil and then marker and then painted her dress and face. It's a great an example of taking a similar background and doing 2 different things with it.
Have you had any fun surprises in your journal lately?
Tell me about them in the comments,