And speaking of Suzi, I drew some more faces, and this time I put them in my brand new Moleskine journal that I bought for the class. And I added color with the Prismacolor pencils--
Now, just like the graphite pencils, I had to start at the beginning again with the colored pencils. I've used them in my artwork before, but very little, and they were never the main element of the piece. This time they are, so I had to learn how to use them. I'm getting more comfortable with them, but I'm still learning. I like these pencils, and I know I'm going to want to try different colors other than what Suzi uses. Right now, I'm basically using the colors that she suggests . And I was a little nervous about "messing" up my brand new journal, but for my first time, I'm happy with them. The pages in this journal are great. I used heavy acrylic paint on the redhead, and the paper didn't buckle at all--I love the texture also. So this morning when I went to close the journal, I noticed one thing--it was upside down--of course, what else. So now my first 2 page spread will be upside down, but that's okay--it's my journal--I meant to do that!
And also, I've been fooling around again with my scrapbook papers that I made for this collage--
I found this 5 x7 framed Warren Kimble print (where else) at a garage sale. I originally bought it for the frame:
But I decided that I would use the whole piece and alter it. I liked the cat, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't keep it in the art piece because of copyright issues, so I just made my own cat image, and collaged over it--
I like doing this-- recycling my art.
Okay, and then there was one other thing. Since I've "mastered" the technique of putting utube videos up on my blog--I had to put another one on for you to watch. And this one is worth the 2 minutes and 17 seconds to view. This is from 1981. If you own a computer, you will like it!