Friday, October 17, 2008

IF - Late

Lately, I've felt that my life has become very hectic and crammed with things that just need to be done. I have even felt that my journal pages have become very layered, complex, and busy. I have even felt somewhat stagnant with both life and journal lately. And so today I wanted to take some time to slow down, simplify, and meditate somewhat. So this spread is simple done with Prismacolor watercolor pencil and colored pencil - specifically indigo blue with a touch of black.

I've been inspired as of late, by the line work of milo aka Michelle White. I've done some experiments in a pocket-sized Moleskine sketchbook, and I used the same type of lines to begin these pages, but with watercolor pencil. I slowly built up layer after layer of indigo blue leaving the white rectangles as places for the eye to rest. And I finished off the spread with colored pencil allowing the rich, vibrant pigment to build up in select areas of the pages. I tried to do something different by using very limited media, color palette, and concept.

It's good to change things up, experiment, and simplify.

10 comments:

steve said...

How very zen of you E, haha! I really love it - it has a glacial feel to it, and the emphasis on space is indeed meditative. As for Milo's art, I'm very lucky to have her as part of my Moleskine exchange group - can't wait to see what she draws in my book!

Connie said...

I think this reflects your desire to slow down. Additionally, that's a gorgeous blue you've come up with!

murphy girl said...

reminds me of fresh sheets drying on the line. lovely! and it's hard NOT to be inspired by michele's work, she is completely amazing!

Meg said...

This is beautiful... and I think it's perfect for "late" because it reminds me of looking out into the city night from my living room, enjoying the patterns of bright squares, windows of those staying up late.

Zórdís said...

Very calm though refreshing! Nice work.

INDIGENE said...

Cool, calm and crisp! Wonderful sentiment and post.

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

James said...

So nice to see well executed work that isn't literal.

soulbrush said...

it's perfect..hope things get clearer very soon for you.

Solvere volo said...

Beautiful! So delicate, and what a wonderful shade of blue

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.