Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sketchbook Project 2012–Limited Edition

Well, I took the plunge and decided to order a sketchbook for this!  I have to admit, I had to look at this little blank book for a few days and it is a little daunting.  So many pages to fill and by April 30th!  I decided I wanted to do mostly acrylics and the pages are only 70lb. cardstock so I used Gel Medium to adhere two pages together to give it a little more sturdiness.

Here’s a sneak peek Smile  My theme is something to do with ‘TIME’ but I can’t remember the exact theme and I can’t find it online so far as the registrations are now closed so there’s not much info for me.  I’ve written them and am waiting for a reply.

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First I did a few background painting techniques and then I started.

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Sometimes I feel finding the time to even paint is a real ‘stretch’ for me! See the stretched out arm? hehe

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This one is a little different than my norm, but this guy’s face just popped out, it was ALL there, I just outlined it and shaded a bit with pencil.  Very odd, but I couldn’t let this one go without bringing him out!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

9 comments:

Mother of Twenty Daughter's said...

OOOOH, love the art in your new art journal, so out there and very talented! :) Julie

Sophia said...

OH my gosh, these are great! I SO can't wait to view your entire sketchbook. VERY nice job, Darla. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Those sketchbook pages are wonderful, Darla!

UpAndAwayStudio said...

Teesha Moore has a great youtube video about how she makes her sketch books.I made a couple for me and they are really easy.

Fantastic pages I especially like the girl in red.The man looks very mysterious almost as if he is looking through a thin veil.

Magic Love Crow said...

Stunning Darla!!! Stretch for you? LOL! You are too cute! You know, you should do a smaller book like this and sell it in your store! I think it would be amazing! Oh and I love the guy's face!! Have a great day my friend ;o)

Mother of Twenty Daughter's said...

Darla, this will be so cool! Wow.. we're may beginning a dare yourself to open up art fest,lol!
Great to hear from you... yeah its totally odd how my old name as been used this way.

Catherine... said...

Hi Darla, love these pages...especially the last one...spooky.. Love your work.. :)

Sandra van Doorn said...

i love these the colours are incredible, plus the characters are so cute!

Brown Sugar Babies said...

Catching up with your blog ... LOVE the sketchbook pages!!!...