Thursday, September 18, 2014

Get Messy Art Journal 04 - Imperfect Beauty

Here are my this week's pages for the Get Messy Art Journal Challenge!  I love drawing girls, so I decided to draw a pink haired girl using some new art supplies I got on sale when our local art store closed.  (I am still really sad that there are no more locally based art supply retailers in my town anymore...)  Here is what the finished pages ended up looking like:


Here is a close up of the first page:


I painted some flowers on the second page, but I wasn't too thrilled with how they turned out.  I decided to find a quote to write on top of them, and I was so happy to have found the perfect one for this page:


This Marc Jacobs quote really summed up how I felt about the page after adding the quote.  I didn't like the page before when it was just the watercolor flowers, but after adding the quote on top, now I love the page!  I was able to see the beauty in my odd and imperfect flowers after all... 

What have you been making lately?  I hope you are able to spend some time being creative this week!

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.


6 comments:

  1. Always love your drawing of girls. Wish I could do that.

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    1. Thanks so much!! It took me forever to learn to draw them... I started to draw a bunch of eyes first, then just noses, then lips and so on. I'm still learning! :)

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  2. I love that Marc Jacobs quote! And I'm seriously jealous of you ability to draw faces like this. I have a lot of trouble with features. I can never quite get the eyes or nose right. I love the bright pink on both pages too, so vibrant!

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    1. Thanks! I agree, the eyes and nose are the hardest parts of the face to draw for sure! The bright pink is a new ink I was experimenting with - so fun... :)

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  3. That's awesome. I am terrible at watercolor so you did better then me. And your girl is sooo cute!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words! Watercolors can be so tough - they are really fun though. :)

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