Learning is Awesome!

With weekly videos and lessons, you’ll have a lot of inspiration during Weekly Art Date! I am constantly exploring new ideas and techniques in my journals, and I’d love to share these with you. Every week will be different, and you’ll never know what wonderful surprises to expect, because, well, I don’t always know what’s going to show up on the page before I’m finished! In fact: I hardly ever pre-plan out a page before I start! I will usually choose a selection of materials (like a paint color, Portfolio watersoluble pastels, and pens) or I’ll choose an image to glue on my page and go from there.

Still, maybe you’d like some “general specifics” before you decide whether this class is right for you? (That’s an Office reference… love that show!)

Here are some lessons I’m planning:

Beyond the Frankenperson

You’ve seen the Frankenperson on a lot of art journal pages, I bet. These are characters pieced together from bits and pieces of magazine images.  We’re going to take the idea a step further! We’ll learn ways to alter our Frankenpeople. Plus, we’ll learn multiple ways to put our own spin on magazine images..

Here’s a sample:

Superhero Frankenperson

Beyond the Frankenperson

Plenty of Portraits

Drawing faces was my biggest stumbling block for a long time. I knew what I wanted to be able to do, but I just couldn’t quite pull it off. I explored a lot of different materials and methods in order to find one that works for me. Now I’ll share some tips and tricks for getting faces to work for you. We’ll start in black and white:

And start experimenting with color:

 

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About craftymoira

Weekly Art Date is an online art journal course taught by Moira Richardson of Crafty Moira. Weekly Art Date is hosted on artjournaling.ning.com.

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