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Aug 25, 2010

Sketchbook Project 2011 Page One

sketchbook project 2011 Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad
My theme is "Adhere to Me"  which I'm interpreting as memories I want to keep or things I want or need.

This is the first page that I've finished.  It'll be the center page, so when you open the journal, both pages are seen.  They are sketches of my Mom and Dad based on their photo.

Mom - sketchbook project 2011
close-up
The process:

I traced my original pencil sketch onto washi (rice paper) with a sepia sakura micron pen, then painted the illustration with Daniel Smith  watercolors.  Once it was all dry, I sprayed it with a protective matte finish.  I then glued the painting to drawing paper with gloss medium varnish.

This is the first time for me to use sakura pens, and I was happy to see they did not run when I added watercolors.

I'll probably add a little story about them on the page that comes before their portraits.

6 comments:

Marlene said...

Wonderful interpretation of the theme. Great drawings of your parents. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful idea and wonderful drawings..very creative..
Hope all is well there..always on my mind..even if I have been sloppy blogging..
xoxRosebud/Carolyn

arlee said...

i like the graphic spare look of these---nicely done!!!

readingsully2 said...

I love them. Something different for you, I feel.

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Gallery Juana said...

Hello Anonymous,

exchanging links is possible, especially if your site is art or craft related.

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