The Colour Me Positive prompt for week 9 was all about being playful and embracing one’s inner child. You know, that thing that control freak me has trouble with. However, an art journal is a far easier context for me to let loose and mess around than when creating a response to an art course lesson.
I had a page in my art journal that was just covered in puddles of watercolour. I had used it to demonstrate wet on wet techniques to my kids. I thought, therefore, that this prompt would make good use of this page. I have also been using single line drawings with my boys, which we refer to as taking a line for a walk, so I decided to deploy that same technique on my page. I, therefore, drew the face without lifting my pen from the page. I used a fountain pen rather than my dip pen to assist me with that. I added little details to the features using coloured pen and pencil just to make those elements pop a bit against the watercolour background.