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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sacred Sepia

There are so many inexpensive and even free workshops online. FREE fits right into my budget! I signed up for a cool little series of Visual Journaling workshops and took the first today.  http://www.strathmoreartist.com/vjworkshop2011.html.

It was more fun than a barrel of monkeys collaging with bits and pieces of old sketches, photos and miscellaneous ephemera!

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Step 2--added a little depth, definition and softened some edges with colored pencil

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Step 3
I think I mushed this one up trying the oil pastel route. It's either take a class or trash those suckers! Poor lady, looks like she got socked in the face. Back to the drawing board!




Last step. Hard to see the changes actually. Changed the Artist's Way to Enjoy and it's definition.There is alot of metallic added to with ink, pigment and markers that simply don't show up in this post. Per the lesson, I added some designs and doodles in the negative spaces, added some white and darkened some lines. a very fun exercise. Now, on the finish the next! (Not that I won't revisit this one at some point!)



As I said, I had to revisit this project. I am addicted to altering images in http://www.picnik.com/  It is so much fun!! This is simply "reversing" the previous image. I think it is far more interesting than the original, but I love color and these colors appeal to my senses.

6 comments:

winna said...

EXCELLENT ARRANGEMENT AND ALL THE TOUCHES YOU MADE !

nanke's stuff said...

Looks great and like a lot of fun! Please show us more as you do them! nancy

Connie said...

Hey Lisa, Thanks for the comment on my blog. I really like what you're doing with the journal workshop. I signed up too but all my old stuff is in storage. Hope to see you in Santa Fe this year.

raena said...

Nice composition!!

Cathy Holtom said...

It does look fun, post more as you go along for us to see!

Marilyn Moragne said...

I love your work, Lisa. This particular post on collages makes me want to get out all my art supplies and CREATE! Sorry I won't be at your workshop at the Retreat, but maybe I will get to meet you one of the days you all are there.