Tuesday, January 15, 2013

From Sketchbook To Canvas



....or  from  art  journal  page  to canvas--either way--you  can  get  some  great  art  going  with  pages  that  you've  been  experimenting  with.  Probably  because  you're  more  organic  in  a  sketchbook/art  journal--and  a  lot  of  times  you  can  get  some  pages  that  you  don't  want  to  hide.
This  happens  to  me  when  I  sketch  faces,  and  when  I  try  to  duplicate  them,  well.....I  never  can  seem  to  do  that.   So...I  chose  these  2  faces from  my  journal  and  decided  to  do  something  with  them--
 
 
 
First,  I  printed  them  out  on  to  dictionary  pages--
 
 
...this  is  one  of  my favorite  ways  to  use  sketched  faces.  
They  always  help  me  bring  the  piece  together--
                    
 
I  always  add  more  color  to  the  faces  with  paint  or  water-soluble  crayons  or  pitt  pens  or  whatever--just  to  bring  them  back  to  life  again.  Sometimes  I  like  them  better  than  the  original.      These  2  are  on   6 x  6  gallery  wrapped  canvases,  another  favorite  of  mine,  because  I  can  continue  the  art  around  the  sides  too.
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Another  reason  why  art  journals  are  so  good  to  have--those  times  when  you're  stuck  and  you  need  some  inspiration--you  can  find  it  in  your  own  art!
 

19 comments:

Healing Woman said...

I love the Wish, dream vision one! Her face is so serene and I just love the way the print is balanced so evenly behind. Both pieces really turned out beautiful. You are right, we need to reuse our own artwork in different ways..time saving and still original.

Juls said...

wow!! these are just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What an amazing result Diane. A great combination of papers, your lovely drawings, the colours....so creative...lovely!

greetings, Alie :-)

Netty said...

wow the results are stunning, thank you for so much inspiration. x

Beverley Baird said...

Such beautiful pieces! Very inspirational words.

Kathy said...

It is hard to imagine that creative mind of yours ever getting stuck! Beautiful work, as always. I like the way the profile image looks sort of like there is a torn frame around it. Very nice depth.

CraftyViolet said...

Love these! What a great idea to save your art work on the computer and then print them out over and over. Brilliant!

Gloria in CA said...

Hi Diane. Great to see you. Love your pieces. Faces are beautiful. Great work.

Patricia said...

OH WOW i am so glad that i am your follower now, because i love your work SO MUCH!!!!!
Very BEAUTIFULL the two.
Greetz Patricia

Sharon Tomlinson said...

You are so fearless with the 3d inclusions on your canvas. Very nice.

Bren said...

Beautiful pieces, love how the faces turned out on the pieces. Printing them on dictionary pages is brilliant!

Becca said...

So beautiful...I love this idea. Thank you for sharing!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

That is such a GREAT idea. I love keeping an art journal for that reason - inspiration from ourselves. :) Beautiful canvases!!

Sunny Lee said...

Thank you for the great tip~!! I kind of stopped painting for a while being a busy mommy to my kids..now I'm starting again.. will try to visit your site more often~ :)

Cameron said...

Such an awesome idea! I love that you create something new from art you have already loved making :)

I'm going to put this on my list of things to try this year. Thank you for the inspiration!

Marilyn Rock said...

Gorgeous. Great printing out on the script paper! xxoo

Kim Mailhot said...

These are beautiful ! Yes, I love taking bits from one piece and using it to inspire another. It always feels good that it is uniquely yours too !
Happy Creating !

krisatlarge said...

Nice - I love your reuse of your drawings copied on dictionary pages - such a cool idea! Really lovely!

Artzy Heart said...

Your pages here are fantastic! Your idea of printing on dictionary pages never occured to me, and I love the interest and texture that creates.
I've been away from blogging for a while, but I'm so happy to have found yours again. Your work looks fabulous!

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