Welcome to International Fake Journal Month 2013!

What is IFJM?
Please read the page "What Is IFJM" for details.
Learn the difference between Faux, Fake, and Fake Historical Journals.

Contests for 2016
Currently there are no contests planned for 2016. Check the side bar "Contests for 2016" to see if this changes.

Participants who Post Their Journals
A list of 2016 participants who are posting their fake journals this year will appear near the top of the right side bar of this blog around April 5. Lists of participants who posted their pages in 2010 through 2014 appear lower in the same column. Please pay them a visit and check out their fake journals.

View a Couple of Roz's Past Fake Journals
Roz's 2009 fake journal takes place in an alternate Twin Cites, where disease has killed the human and bird populations. (It ends up being an upbeat tale of friendship.) Watch a video flip through of Roz's 2009 fake journal here.

Read an explanation of Roz's insanely complex 2011 fake journal.

Tips on Keeping a Fake Journal
Click on "tips" in the category cloud.

Remember, "Life's so short, why live only one?"


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

April 30 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 10 x 16 inch cold press watercolor board (Arches).
This sketch was made with a Pentel Colorbrush (Sepia). They are
always watersoluble. Watercolor washes were added, then
gouache was added as a final layer. Click on the image to view an
enlargement. (Some rubberstamp ink as well of course.)
The final "page" in my 2016 fake journal. My character makes it home despite the flooding and she continues her experiments with cold press watercolor board, using a Pentel Colorbrush and watercolor and gouache.

I will be posting my wrap-up of my 2016 International Fake Journal Month project either tomorrow or in a couple days. I hope you will check back to find out how the project went for me and what my original goals were.

If you would like to view all the entries in my 2016 fake journal please go to the category list for this blog and select "Roz's 2016 Fake Journal." All the entries (which are page entries for each day of the project will load in a list. You can scroll down to the first entry and then scroll back up to see each entry in order, stopping to click on a listing if you would like to see an enlargement of the image.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

April 29 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 10 x 16 inch cold press watercolor board (Arches). With
pencil sketch and watercolor. Some rubberstamp ink as well. Click on the
image to view an enlargement.
My character seems to have more patience for glazing watercolors when she is working on her watercolor studies than I do.

Monday, May 16, 2016

April 28 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch cold press watercolor board (Arches) with
pencil sketch and Daniel Smith Watercolor. Click on the image to view
an enlargement.
Well the topic is "Shift in Place" this year and it seems fitting my character should enjoy birds as much as I do even if she likes cold press watercolor board!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

April 27 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch cold press watercolor board (Arches). With
Pentel Pocket Brush Pen sketches and watercolor. Click on the image
to view an enlargement.
My character spends the rainy afternoon sketching in the barn.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

April 26 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 10 x 16 inch cold press watercolor board (Arches),
with Pentel Pocket Brush Pen Sketch and Daniel Smith
Watercolors. Some rubberstamp ink. Click on the image
to view an enlargement.
My character doesn't let the rainy weather stop her from sketching the animals on the farm.

Friday, May 13, 2016

April 25 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch cold press watercolor board (Arches). Pentel
Pocket Brush Pen sketches with watercolor washes. Click on
the image to view an enlargement.
Stuck on the "farm" my character makes the best of the models she has at hand.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

April 24 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 10 x 16 inch Arches cold press watercolor
board. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen Sketch and
watercolors, with some rubberstamp ink. Click on
the image to view an enlargement.
As will be made clear in later "pages" my character is "stuck" somewhere with dogs and birds as sketching models.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

April 23 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch graphite and watercolor sketch on cold press
watercolor board (Arches). Click on the image to view an enlargement.
My character ends up getting stuck away from home by a storm.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

April 22 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch Arches cold press watercolor board. Sketch with
Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and Daniel Smith Watercolors. Click on the
image to view an enlargement.
My character spends a lot of time with dogs and a lot of time thinking wear and tear on the physical body.

Monday, May 9, 2016

April 21 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch cold press watercolor board. Pencil and
Daniel Smith Watercolor. Click on the image to view an
enlargement.
My character continues her experiments with cold press watercolor board.