Art journal · Mixed media

Faces – 1

When it comes to using faces in my art journaling, I enjoy making abstract, distorted ones since they only need to roughly conform to the semantics of a human face. The proportions can be off, the lines can be haphazard, the coloring can be wacky--it still reminds me of a face, and it renders quickly… Continue reading Faces – 1

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Art journal · Doodle · Gel print · Mixed media

Inktober 2022 Doodles

We moved house recently, and in the ensuing madness, it was hard to keep up with my usual creative therapy of art journaling. I mostly stuck to doodling during this transition period, since it does not require a lot of supplies--and it helped maintain my sanity. 🙂 We're settling down now, and in between the… Continue reading Inktober 2022 Doodles

Doodle · Mixed media

A Dash of Doodles – 2

Here are some more Zentangle-inspired doodles that I made recently - As usual, I used gel pens for drawing, and discovered that the ink has dried away in some of them. In my art journals, I don't much use gel pens that are not black or white--not intentionally, it just turns out that way. :-)… Continue reading A Dash of Doodles – 2

Art journal · Mixed media

Different Perspective

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started this page with a background of dye ink smooshes, over which I used stamps with more dye ink. I then used a gel plate with metallic acrylics to… Continue reading Different Perspective

Doodle · Mixed media

A Dash of Doodles

Here are some Zentangle-inspired doodles that I made a while back - I started adding borders to my pages to ease storage and maintenance of the pages. 🙂 I used gel pens for drawing, and watercolors and oil-based pencils for shading. I usually stick to monochrome doodles, but sometimes, I like to use multiple colors,… Continue reading A Dash of Doodles

Doodle

Mandalas New and Old

I mentioned last month that I'd come across Zentangle and its concepts while I was looking for inspiration to redo an old mandala-ish piece. I thought I'd go into some detail into this mandala. A long time ago (I promise this is not a fairy tale 😉 ), before I'd even heard of drawing as… Continue reading Mandalas New and Old

Art journal · Mixed media

Pursue Your Dreams

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - Like it sometimes happens, this spread had a lot of misses going on, but in spite of that, it turned out okay in the end. I started the spread by trying out a ghost print from a… Continue reading Pursue Your Dreams

Doodle · Mixed media

Dabbling in Doodling

Late last year, I was looking for mandala inspirations since I wanted to redo a mandala-ish creation from a long time ago to better resemble a mandala, symmetry and all. During my search, I came across the concept of Zentangle. While I like the structure and symmetry that is naturally a part of drawing mandalas,… Continue reading Dabbling in Doodling

Art journal · Doodle · Mixed media

Beauty

Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started the spread with a background, by pouncing acrylics over a stencil. I also used a bit of stamping using dye inks over this, and added some quick acrylics brush strokes. For the focal image, I used a die over multiple layers of paper. I… Continue reading Beauty

Art journal · Doodle · Gel print · Mixed media

Small Things, Big Differences

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Favorite at Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge] It's Inspiration Station time again! (This is where my sister and I throw themes at each other for inspiration, and make art.) It's been a while since our previous post, but I'm glad we're still on. This time's… Continue reading Small Things, Big Differences