More Sketch Book Work

I worked on more sketch book pages and backgrounds today. I also did a bit of felting but I’ll show you that on the Felting and Fiber Studio site soon. I printed out some of the photos that my sister Margaret and I took while she was here. There are of wildflowers and I want to work on sketching the flowers and developing further designs.

I also played around with some acrylic inks, acrylic flow release and rubbing alcohol.

Sketch Book Page

I’m not sure I can tell what the flow release does. I will have to play around with it some more. Has anyone else used it?

Sketchbook Page

These last two photos are using the rubbing alcohol. I painted first and then while the paint was still wet, I dropped alcohol onto the paint. It causes a kind of resist effect.

Sketch Book Page

I really like this effect. It’s the rubbing alcohol again but instead of drops, I squeezed it in a stream across the page. It’s always fun playing with different color combinations and paint techniques. Have a good weekend!

Circle Sketchbook

I have been busy with company from Chicago all week and haven’t had much time for creative pursuits. I’m still working in my circle sketchbook in spare moments. These photos are from pages that I have completed over the last month or so.

Circle FrameThis is the most recent page that I finished. It is actually two pages with the orange painted page being a “frame” and the page behind a doodled radiating design.

Orange and Red DoodleHere’s the entire doodle page.

Partial Radiation Berries and RibbonsThis is another radiating design done with black pen and colored pencil.

Greens and Purple CircleThis is two pages as well. The circle design is on one page and the painted green background is a separate page.

Amorphous CircleThis one was done with black pen and Inktense pencils which I then painted with water to spread the colors.

Blue Tattoo Swirly CircleThe design here is based on a tattoo design that I found on the web. It is done with black pen and colored pencil. All of these are on paper that is painted beforehand with acrylic ink or paint.

Black SwirlsNow we’re moving back into some black and white designs. This is using black pens of various sizes and just doing loose swirls. I am really enjoying working in my sketchbook and circles is such a broad theme, it’s amazing the different ideas that come to mind with circles as your theme.