Monday, May 16, 2011

Joyful journaling.

I had so much fun playing with the mermaids.

This was me playing. I had the spread painted and didn't know exactly what to do with it. I was just trying to sketch a marmaid and then got the idea to make this spread a marine one. My earlier painted waterfall came into use and fits well i think.

It was quite a task to glue down the different images. ("let me see, over this under that and so on") I could have planned it better in beforehand but my aim is to make the road as I go. The first photo shows the spread as it looked when I first thought it done, just penwork left to do.

When I saw it in a distance I felt something was missing so I made a few more images. The seahorses had to join in even if they are a little oversized.
I saw some seahorses in person in Australia and they really facinated me.

This was a day with my pencil and watercolours. Pure joy and I had a lovley time doing this spread.
Wish you all the best.

1 comment:

  1. Your mermaid spread looks like so much fun! I especially like how you used book pages to paint adds another layer to everything.