Sketch in Color

the color sketching has begun. This will be the Road Trip Color scheme.

I wrote the story, created a story board, took notes, made revisions and it’s sketching time. I want to get used to painting without drawing with a pencil first.

The color scheme makes sense because with any journey you have happy times. You have times, lots of them, when your faith in you, your abilities and humanity will be tested. The aqua is a reminder for not becoming negative circumstances.

I know that my attitude was negative during the trip…I think a lot about the trip. The one year anniversary is approaching and this book is a good way to celebrate.

And just like that, I found the personal theme for this book.

  • Paint all objects with watercolor. (working on watercolor skills)
  • Use markers and pencils to add details. ( gain confidence in drawing)
  • paint pages of textures( let color and texture tell the story)

I’m going to paint several sketches and choose the best ones for the book.

Blue is my color

I love color and blue seems to be the color of choice these days. Who am I kidding, I’ve always painted with blue and I always will.

From the beautiful tones in peacock feathers to the glorious tones of ocean water, I love blue.

It only seems right to have a simple blue texture for my shop banner.

Why not?

Instead of painting for my a book today, I thinK I’ll make a shapes box game out of a plain oatmeal box. Yeah I know one of my new students will love it.

Oh Texture

Playing around with some dry brush techniques. I like this idea for the tree, the final go on and live your life tree. This tree will also be on the book cover.

The tiny hearts fluttering out could resemble butterflies or leaves.

I’ll paint and test out color schemes. I can’t believe I’m almost done with this book.

I’ve said that the whole point of this book is to simply let my ideas flourish. To take my time and allow my ideas to take hold.

This texture is simple and beautiful. I say its the sporadic and the unplanned that lead to the most amazing experiences.