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Thursday, July 8, 2010
July Challenge - Day 4
This pic did not come out so pretty. It was definitely a challenge. The challenge was to hold your pen at the high end tip as if you were holding a brush at an easel and draw something with it. Sarah figured it would loosen up the work and it sure did that. Funny thing is, I love to see other's loose work but not sure I like it in mine. Maybe there is more to loose work than loose.
I did the penwork at first with a fine tip but then realized it wasn't going to show up over the practice writing I had on the page under it. (I really didn't want that practice showing up like a whole journal page; it had been done for a class I took). Since it wasn't showing up I reached for a heavy black pen that wouldn't bleed through and what I had was a brush tip so that's what I used. Basically this is a practice piece over a practice piece. Maybe I'll like it more over time. I think if I'd gone back in with gouache and painted it the whole picture would have looked nicer but the markers were handy and it was late. Late is not good for me as I don't make the best decisions then. Ah well, that is a lesson in itself. Hope I have something prettier to show next time.
Edited to add my final version where I added a red background. I like it much better.