Sunday, 20 September 2015
When Is It Finished?
I've been slowly making more art journal pages. Or at least it's a slower process than, say, creating CAS cards. As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been making my pages on individual sheets of A5 card, rather than in a book. Mind you, having seen Neet's comment, I may try and brave going back to my journal.
This first page was just a way to play with Liquitex spray paints. I bought three cans and wanted to experiment, see what they are like to use, stamp onto and draw on. Hence the big red splat over a light spray of blue & purple. The red shape looked like it could complement a heart stamp I had. And then, unoriginally, I thought I'd stamp the word 'heart' underneath. However, as I was trying to place the letters, the words He & Art came to light. A happy accident. I used a white pigment ink for the 'He' part which didn't stamp onto the page as evenly as I hoped. Hence why I outlined it. The black ink worked a lot better and to maintain unity, I outlined that too.
This next page was again, trying out materials and techniques. I wanted a subtle dark border but it wasn't working out and in the end, it became darker & darker until I finally covered it in black. I was stuck as to how to fill the middle and just drew in the first thing in my head, Not Your GBF. I used Posca paint pens to fill the letters in with green and yellow.
All I can see are the imperfections still. And I'm learning to accept that it looks unfinished, it looks wrong and it has mistakes. Move on. Besides, I'm only playing. I'm learning. Trying out ideas and materials. It's not the time to judge and attempt to make good art. Not yet.
Labels: Art Journal