Art Journal Page: Capture An Idea

For a change, I made a single page spread in my art journal. Normally as you know, I cover a whole double spread. It wasn't planned that way but I have to say I rather enjoyed having to keep my design within a portrait format.

Actually this page came about by covering a rubbish page. Or rather, I had a problem with one of the pens I was using, flooding ink all over the place, so I gave up and covered the whole design in a couple of thick coats of red paint to completely obliterate it.

The annoyance of what I was covering up still lingered To overcome this, I instantly drew a doodle border with a white paint paint pen, and it worked. My frustration dissipated and it felt like working on a fresh new page. I pencilled my sausage character outline and with a paint brush, added a coat of opaque chalk paint. When dry, I added a translucent chalk paint over the top. The rest was all added with my Posca paint pens. 

The quote I heard in a podcast I was listening to at the time I was making this page. I don't create in silence and music is too distracting. Podcasts on the other hand, put me in my the perfect zen state.

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