Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pages

I just wanted to share a couple more two page spreads today, and let people ask questions about them or about anything else. So, leave a comment and ask away.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

I so love your work. WOW!! thanx for sharing.

Anonymous said...

wow this is great!
what are the materials used? is it all watercolor/ markers?

Eric said...

As with most of my journal pages, these two spreads use a variety of materials. Both spreads use watercolor, watercolor pencil, ink, and collage. The top spread also contains some acrylic paint, and the bottom spread uses a bit of yellow marker to activate the red watercolor pencil.

Dave said...

As always, there are many "stories" in your spreads...although it's hard to make out many of the details...so those "stories" will remain. What stories where in your mind as you created these pages?

Wonderfully done...so much going on...

Brick Danger said...

I've tried the bubble wrap stamp technique described in the book that you use here, but because the bubble wrap resists the water color, my dots are highly irregular on the paper, and it loses the mechanical appearance that makes yours work so well. Any tips for getting nice round dots from the bubble wrap?

Eric said...

Dave, my stories tend to develop with what's going on my life. Both of these spreads tie into when we were in Cincinnati for the book photo shoot. The head silhouette in the top spread is my head from the author photo taken for use in our journals (see the photo in our book where Dave and I hold up the journal spreads). The quote inside the head is from a U2 song from the "No Line on the Horizon" album that I bought on that trip. The bottom spread contains notes and fodder from the trip, as well as more song quotes. Both spreads were finished the weeks following the trip.

Brick, as for the bubble wrap. If you leave the bubble wrap on until the watercolor dries, it won't bleed and puddle and the dots should be more distinct.

Dave said...

Eric,
Thanks for the feedback from my question...it's always fun to know the story behind things! I went to your book and found the photo of the two of you..now I know!
Dave