Art Journaling - Week Five, What Is The Use of A Book

Week Five Journal Detail
This week's art journaling class with Jenny and Aaron of Every Day is a Holiday had me excited.  It wasn't just looking at Jenny and Aaron's gorgeous pages or drooling over the desserts featured on them, this week was all about using black and white, leaving lots of white space and doodling.  I love to doodle.

As usual, I didn't know what I was going to do, so I started with the border at the top of the pages and let the pages  develop from there.  I worked in pencil and ink, until the very end when I added washes of water color and paint speckles.  I was tempted to leave it black and white with no color, but settled for leaving the girl uncolored and adding pale pastels.  I added no other elements to the journal this week.

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Rough sketches.. lots of erasing.

I inked it.  Added some text.

And the final journal spread after the color was added.

I really have to figure out a way to light my photos better.  The lighting in my house really isn't set up for a photography, especially at night.  I guess I shouldn't photograph at night.  Does anyone have any tips?

Thanks for having a peek at what I did this week.  You can see more journals and all of the lessons over at Jenny and Aaron's blog, Everyday is a Holiday.  Just click the link below.

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