Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Art Unraveled 2012 - Day One

Bren and I had a few adventures on the way to Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona.  I hope to post about them but I don't want to get too far behind on the classes.

Today's class was 10 Objects 10 Ways by Jane LaFazio. Jane taught us 10 different techniques to use when journaling.  This was a really fun class and I learned a lot of things that I can practice later. Jane's a great teacher.

I took some drawing lessons when I was 8 years old, then we moved, and I haven't drawn since. So be kind, I'm a beginner.  Here are my favorites from today's work.


This technique was to pencil in the bird, ink the lines, erase the pencil and color.  


This is technique 3.  The flower is penned with a Tombow pen which is water soluble.  Then water is used to smudge the lines and color added.  

Flower on book page

This technique involves drawing on a book page.  I think drawing on a book page is eye catching in a journal. I cut my drawing out but haven't glued it to the page yet.


This technique was a lot of fun.  Basically you doodle the drawing with lots of lines, without using pencil first. 

Check out Bren McCoy's blog post on her classes over at Shortwired Studio.