Working on a book is harder than I thought. I had to take a break, catch my breath and keep myself in a happy place. OK so the original didn’t turn out so good, but there’s going to be lots of not so good ideas in this journal. I must practice.
I have gone through lots of watercolor paper and what I thought were genius ideas. Today I, for the like I don’t hundredth time, I messed up on the love poem again but the words are awesome and I’ll get it right.
In between my projects I work on fun projects to take a break . I just had to redo this one. I love the ripped paper near the words in case you lose it.
New version looks good. I just wish I hadn’t used a dirty eraser to erase some of the pencil markings. Why did I do that? Oh well you learn things.
How will this design look on a positive pouch?
Ok now that I had a little fun it’s time to go back to the book editing.
- use crayons with crayons is easier instead of using masking fluid
- use bold colors on a light wash background
- use a light pencil to sketch out your idea first
- observe flowers before you paint them to get a sense of contrast.
Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.