Sunday, 30 August 2009
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Gesso a page:
This wont take long and will preprep all your pages.warning if you are using a thick paper notebook, such as a moleskin, you will not need to do this.
You can do this anywhere.Look on the internet for prompts,collect ticket stubs, leaves ect from your way to school, check in books, a film , a book and mabey even Homework will inspire you.
Start by adding paint and sticking in a pretty piece of paper...,Just work with it un til you feel its ready.You can start this one day and finish the next.
Collect Images and Quotes:
Cut up old magazines, look for cool pictures and titles that sound cool and use em in you art journal page.
Search the internet and books for quotes, you can use.
You can do this anywhere, even in break during school.Just bring a pencil and an artists rubber and your set to go.
You can do this on the phone, on the bus, in break,in a homework break, on the loo any where you can think of.
Do this whenever inspiration strikes you.
Can be added any time.
I hope me breaking it down into little steps will help you fit it in and remeber post me a link and i will come check out your blog.PEACE!
If you have to do a preasantation or somthing for school, it really helps if you break it up into mini steps to.
Monday, 10 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
2nd place:This one is sweet and pretty
1st place: cool
My personal score board:
1st place: the 3rd place one
2nd place ,the first place one
3rd place:the 2nd one
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Sunday, 2 August 2009
Well basicly youll need:
Any will do , they are avalable in tubes or in tubs.So the tubes are in runny format and the tubes in solid.Either work fine,though i would recomend the tubs as they are better for beginners i.e. you wont waist paints by pushing to much out of the tube.WARNING:Do not close lid on wet tubs ones as they will go all horid if you do.let em dry first!The minimum you need as far as colours are concernd is red ,blue and yellow.Out of these basic colours you can mix allthe colours their are.oh and white is a good idea to get to and if you want to make things easier for yourself buy black to.
Get a good selection of thick and thin brushes.Basiclly the ones made from pigs hair are tougher than the other ones.Its also a good idea to get some flat ones to, as they are fab for straight lines andbig areas.Now comes the inportant bit:
HOW TO CORRECTLY WASH A PAINTBRUSH:
1.First give it a lil wash over with water to get the most of the paint out.
2.Using a cheap bar of soap(which you bought for this perpose)get it all full of soap and smear in nicely with fingertips.
3.Now give it a good rinse tell all the soap is out
4.Make sure all the paint is out.
5.Now with your fingers and a bit of water shape the tip, like it was originally(so normal nice and pointy)
ALWAYS LET IT DRY IN THE SHAPE YOU WANT TO USE IT IN
This is important for mixing colours in.You can buy many diffrnet models in china , wood, metall and plastic.Any will work fine.Always wash after use.If you dont want to buy one, make your own out of fimo(search artists mixing palette in google to get an idea of what it looks like.).
You can use any paper that is heavier than 140lbs.Other wise it will curl.
Water,Rags,Pencil and rubber
You can use any water.Tap water is fine.But sea salt water works to,though you will get a diffrent affect depending on which water you use.
Use any random rag or loo roll to wipe the water off the brush and stuff like that.
You will also need a Pencil for drawing a rough outline and a rubber to rub out mistakes.Buy a artists neadable putty rubber and an b2 and hb and h2 pencils.
So look out for part two soon.And have fun watercolouring.
2.Give it a go, not acctully painting any thing just get a feel for the paint.Why not paint a background of an art journal page?
3.Have fun and please comment:)