Are you always nervous about getting started in a new sketchbook? Do the pristine pages scare you? Let me reassure you that you’re not alone! In this collection of three videos you’ll learn how to lose the blank, white page quickly and easily. Laura shows how she gets lots of glorious colour on her pages using water based paints, drawing inks and soluble pastels. She demonstrates step by step how she produces fascinating background effects for her sketchbook and art journaling work and how she constantly evaluates and responds to what she’s created on the page.
This workshop has three videos.
Art Journaling Backgrounds – Part One
In the first video Linda shows step by step how she paints a beautiful landscape using acrylic paints and inks. She explains the differences between opaque and transparent colours and demonstrates how she uses their particular characteristics in combination. Beginning with an underpainting, she shows how she adds subsequent layers of fluid colour build a painterly result. Once the painting is complete, fine details are added with pigment pens.
Run time: 15 minutes
Presenter: Laura Kemshall
Art Journaling Backgrounds – Part Two
In this second video Laura explains how she works into her dripped, compartmentalised and framed pages using drawing, rubbings and hand written text. She shows how cutting part of the page reveals the images below and how she builds her compositions to interpret her chosen theme
Run time: 11 minutes
Run time: 22 minutes