Above: this is the page spread from April 13 in my 2009 fake journal. I'm using Ziller Acrylic ink, dip pen, and Schmincke pan watercolors. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
On this day I stopped to see friends who feed ducks and was able to sketch, thus making my real life meld into my fake journal project seamlessly. (On other days I've had to plan to go somewhere to sketch, or dig out reference sketches to work from.) This page is a very clear example of how the text had absolutely nothing to do with what was around ME at the time, except of course the ducks.
Have fun playing with this.
For people reading along the text on these pages is as follows:
09.04.13 7:30 p.m. Mallards in the vacant lot adjacent to the compound.Recto:
Oddly thin and narrow here
black or darkish triangle at tip of bill
Breast has plum tone but is much darker brown
couldn't wait for the was to dry. Chuck insisting I come in now.
dark orange red legs and feet
grass hiding the feet which are moving too quickly
The colors are impossibly graduated. The grays across the back look like a grayscale chart, smoothly blending.
blue accent on wing
It's 8:30 now and I still don't know what the fuss was. Chuck got us all in lock down and he's outside with Hopper and Lou.
There is a navy blue and emerald look to the neck as it shifts colors
Breast mush darker
with magenta and emerald green
with transp. yellow and magenta