Here’s my most recent pages, 6 – 9. This past week I have surprised myself and managed to complete 4 more pages, 2 of them were completed on the same day which helped a lot! Each of these pages probably had between 2 and 5 hours work put into them 🙂
Here you go…
This is a close up of the page I completed – “Draw Thick Lines And Thin”
And this is the full-page! I chose to do “ribbons” of colour that overlap and weave around the other lines as the subject for this piece. Originally I wasn’t going to have a background colour but towards the end of colouring the lines I felt that it needed something to make the colours “pop” so chose this blue colour. I used felt tips for the colour and chose to use an unbranded gel pen to make the lines. I really like using felt pens as it is quick and easy, the colour is stable and the saturation more consistent than when using pencils… well, until your marker decides to run out toward the end (note the middle bottom section which isn’t as evenly coloured as the rest of the blue sections). That is probably the only thing that I’m not entirely pleased about with this image and can see myself re-colouring it at some point in the future!
Here’s a close up of the start of this page which gives the instructions to “Document Time Passing”. I had several ideas for this page but upon putting pen to paper, this is what happened…
I went with a clock face theme and the words “tick tock” written over and over in different sized letters. This image was inspired by school exams and times when you are bored, all those times when you are super aware of the minutes passing by, when you can hear the tick tock of the clock, minutes can feel like hours and hours can feel like minutes.
I used my Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens for the outlines of the image and generic felt pens to colour the words. For the background grey colour I used Aquash watercolour pencils and water brush.
This is the page I created for “This Page Is a Sign, What Do You Want It To Say?”. I chose the words “Dream Big and Believe” as it is a saying that I try to remember when I need motivation. I chose to do the lettering in my handwriting and fill the blank spaces with swirls and dots as it seemed to fit the theme of the quote really nicely. I kept the colour theme to one shade of blue and one shade of pink, partly to fit in with the “dream” wording and because it just felt like the best colours to use for the page.
And the full thing…
I decided to create the page using the phrase “It Was Really Boring” as when I get asked about a boring event that has happened that is how I normally respond. I used the speech bubbles with “Blah Blah Blah” and “Yada Yada” as when I have to recall things that were said I can never remember them and it seemed fitting for this theme! I also included the words “Yawn” and “Zzzz” as boring events seem to have the effect of making me yawn and feel sleepy, whether this be a uni lecture or a meeting or sometimes, even going out somewhere!
I have already made a start on my next page after completing another which I will share next time! If you would like to see them in advance of my blog post then head over to my Instagram where I usually upload pics of the pages as I have finished them!