It's the third week of the "Faces" theme and the second of this theme's guest instructors: Marieke Blokland (website, Instagram, YouTube). People, faces, dolls... these are not subjects that lift my heart. And yet... There is something about this pair that brings a smile to my face. It was fun to make because the whole… Continue reading Wanderlust: doodle dolls
This is the second week of the "Faces" theme and the first of this theme's guest instructors: Marjie Kemper (website, YouTube, Instagram). Most people who art journal seem to create double page spreads, using every side of every page in the journal. I can't do that. I know it's efficient and the best use of resources… Continue reading Wanderlust: face to the sun
The second theme of the Wanderlust year was "Faces" and we started off with inspiration from the organiser: Kasia Avery (blog, Instagram). It took me a while to tackle this one. I could use the excuse that 1st February (when this class went live) was also the start of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring… Continue reading Wanderlust: portrait
Week four of Wanderlust 2019 and we're back with Kasia Avery (blog, Instagram). After having said that I don't do the whole word for the year thing, guess what this week's exercise was... I also said that even if I did "my words would be the same every year: explore, play, learn". So what word… Continue reading Wanderlust: do!
Week three of the "Typography" theme brought the next guest teacher: Kelly Hoernig (website, Vimeo, Instagram). So this is the actual homework for week three's lesson (unlike "ow!" which was just inspired by it). There were two elements to the class: the first involved recreating printed lettering with paint and the second asked us to… Continue reading Wanderlust: mop brush
Week three of the "Typography" theme brought the next guest teacher: Kelly Hoernig (website, Vimeo, Instagram). This isn't the "homework" for week three's class, though it does use some of the techniques taught in that class and is a heartfelt response to the night before I made it. I was relaxing, watching a bit of… Continue reading Wanderlust: ow!
Week two of the "Typography" theme saw the arrival of the first of the year's guest teachers: Athanasia Papantoniou (blog, YouTube). This was an interesting layout to create. I am rubbish at leaving white space on pages, especially as much as this; the best I normally manage is to have some colour everywhere and then… Continue reading Wanderlust: create good art
I was originally planning to do one blog post per theme for the Wanderlust 2019 class rather than doing one for each week's lesson. Because it's a commercial class, it wouldn't be fair to have detailed write-ups, so I thought I'd just do a quick round-up for each theme with a single picture of each… Continue reading Wanderlust: searching
After completing the rule of thirds piece, I moved on to the next bonus lesson in Wanderlust 2019: "Beautiful Backgrounds". This covered ten different ways of applying colour and texture to a page to create a background that could then be built on with other elements. I ended up with eleven backgrounds; I tried one… Continue reading Wanderlust: beautiful backgrounds
As I mentioned back in January, I signed up for Wanderlust 2019. The idea of being exposed to all the different themes, styles and teachers really appealed to me. And I started off well, working through the background material and bonus lessons before the first of the themes. One of the lessons was on composition;… Continue reading Wanderlust: rule of thirds