Saturday, April 11, 2015

April Journal: Bone Marrow- Part 2

Here's part 2 of my April journal titled "Bone Marrow".

On the right side I used sandpaper to distress the hell out of my work. Sandpaper should more widely be considered an art supply.

On the right is the original ink work for a whole bunch of goodies in my shop.

The envelope on the right here contains a pic of my fellow when we were 15. I developed it myself in photo class, so naturally it's a dreadful photo.

Monday, April 6, 2015

April's Journal: Bone Marrow (part 1)

  April's journal is titled "Bone Marrow" and it has a neon color theme. It's also the first one of my journals in this format to have hard covers. I used the covers off a dissembled Strathmore sketchbook.

 All the drippiness in this journal is from Pinata alcohol inks. I love them.

 This raised design in the background is a stencil that I was bored of using so I made the stencil itself a design element.

Many of my entries in this one are simply typed and printed on neon paper with just a bit of clip art or little doodles stuck in to break up the text.


These bug stickers, as well as some on other pages, are made from elements I designed for this Bug Party Wrapping Paper.

The "Hey Sugar" thing is packaging from Sift Dessert Bar. I can't actually eat their gorgeous cupcakes, but I can use their pretty packaging!

Yep, I'm still obsessed with Broad City.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hey, wanna look at my sketchbook? (Possibly NSFW)

I've been sketching more than journaling lately, although there's really no clear definition between my sketchbooks and journals. I write in my sketchbooks sometimes, and draw in my journals sometimes, too. I guess the main difference is that the sketchbook is anything-goes territory. I feel no need to make my pages cohesive or worry about the composition. I'm just recording bits of life and thoughts and such.

 This is a Strathmore Visual journal with mixed media paper. I always use these sketchbooks, but I usually go with the watercolor paper or the bristol board. Mixed media paper bleeds like a mofo with solvent-based markers, FYI.

 Lots of bleeding happened here. I attempted to make my sketches clearer with thick layers of opaque colored pencils and lots of black ink.

 I like the way I've been drawing my fellow lately, but I still have a tendency to make myself look different in every doodle.

 I remember a time where I could sit in public and draw people and they would be doing things other than looking at their phones.

 I made Josh crazy-eyed. Sorry, honey.

 Note to self: Never leave your sketchbook open in your purse next to an icy cold beverage or else your hilarious Clitorious BIG drawing will bleed. Either that, or use permanent ink.

 Have you noticed tally marks on several pages? We play a lot of 20 questions while I draw.

 That circle...I drew it freehand. LIKE A BOSS.

 This is an illustration of a dream that Josh had. He said he looked like Channing Tatum in the dream, but I like my interpretation better.

 Wow, this page photographed poorly.

 Terrible doodle page that I really didn't want to include, but then did to make other artists feel better about their own terrible doodle pages. You're welcome.

 Drawing from the TV. I do that sometimes. I was watching "One Big Happy", which you should watch too, because it's created by Liz Feldman, who is a really friggin funny lady.


Hey look, another terrible doodle page. And this commences the sharing for the day.

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