Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Boys and Girls

When I signed up, I chose the theme "Boys and Girls." It sounded great at the time, but when it came right down to it, I was having trouble thinking of something to draw. Especially since I have trouble drawing people. I ended up with pages that sometimes have to do with little boys and girls, and sometimes grown boys and girls. I first painted the cover but didn't like how it turned out, so I collaged some dictionary pages on and tried again. I didn't purposely choose the words in the background, but the junior higher in me finds it amusing that a bolt and nut, and the word "booby" still ended up showing.
In some of the pages I've attempted sketching people, and some I have used other boys and girls...like the snowman and woman above. This is the inside cover and first page. The inside of the cover will have a pocket glued in for the artist's bio and such.

I like how this one turned out. I had white stars in the sky, but I must not have waited long enough for the paint pen to cure, because when I applied the wax to seal the page, they came right off. This is why I work with watercolors and acrylics...I would not have the patience for oils to dry. Apparently, I don't even have the patience for acrylics! So, I found these little star shaped brads and put the stars back in my sky.

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