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Friday, April 29, 2011

Eighteenth Page Spread in Roz's 2011 Fake Journal

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Above, the eighteenth page spread in my 2011 Fake Journal.

Just a quick word of explanation, since the only text on the page is the date and time the page was put together, 4.18.11  3 p.m.

All the portraits on this page were done on scraps of paper and then glued down to a painted background. The paper used on the left is Nostalgie from Hahnemühle and let me tell you it is killer fun to work with Pentel Pocket Brush Pen on that surface! The guy on the right was done on a Rhodia pad that had little dots in a grid. You can see the edges of the sheets because of paint buildup on the edges, if you look at the enlargement. The finch was sketched on Strathmore Mixed Media paper (in their Mixed Media Visual Journals).


freebird said...

The black and white drawings look super on the colorful background.

journalrat said...

Thanks Freebird. This is actually one of my favorite spreads in the entire book. I loved the background so much that it seemed to take forever to decide what to do on it and then "I" stepped out of the way and it was obvious for "Tyra." (Which is Esther's real name.)