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Super-Sunday

By spotogspindel | August 3, 2015

I took a double Sunday this weekend, just relaxing and spending some quality-time with my art-journal. That is to say, my old art-journal, that´s been following me the past four year finally got filled to the last pages, and I made a new one.

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The last two pages of my old journal. The details of my paintings are not all that great, that´s because I´m practicing painting with a large brush in a relatively small size paper. Another thing I practice is using not-realistic colors, concentrating on nuances in light & shade. (It´s funny to see the pages in even smaller size, here on the blog. All the faults and mistakes seem to pop out even more. I have to keep reminding myself that this journal is just for fun and practice – it doesn´t have to be perfect artwork!))

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Detail with embroidered textile.

Onto the new book!

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All the new pages waiting for creativity to be spilled out on them! All creative people have heard the phrase “the fear of the white page”. So I thought it might be a good idea to NOT have the pages white! I´ve used all sorts of different types of paper, some high-quality-watercolor paper, some gift-papers, some already painted on and left paper by my nieces and nephews. If I really want a white page, all I have to do is paint it white. No big deal.

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I get so wrapped up in the process I forget to photograph while working. As with the other calendar-books, I freestyle machine-embroidered the cover.

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The cover-girl. She has the basic stitches and coloring, but need more paint and details. And if nothing else, she needs a glimmer of light in her eyes!

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The back-panel is made of the softest goat-leather (a leftover from a Perpleks-costume)

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The first pages in the book are already painted! Grow is the theme in Illustration Friday this week, and I thought about Peter Pan. I´m doing the scenography for the show due in October, so he´s been on my mind this summer. The green painting is the background for the poster of the show.

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The boy is inspired by my little nephew, who has just reached his “defiance-age”. Or let´s just say he´s practicing how strong his will is 😉

Both paintings are done with a fairly big brush… practice, practice!

Topics: arting, book-boinding, Illustration friday | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Super-Sunday”

  1. Siri Says:
    August 3rd, 2015 at 22:25

    Inspirerende! 🙂 Fin bok 🙂

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