This week’s Colour Me Positive theme was Abudance. I seem to be on a kick of producing illustrations in my art journal, turning it more into a sketchbook. This week was no different but I decided to use acrylic rather than ink and/or watercolour. As soon as I read the word “abundance” I had an idea of fecundity and growth, maybe the goddess Demeter (Roman Ceres). Having my visual in my head, I got to work in the journal. I used Dylusions paints for the background. I like how thick they are, bold, vibrant, and a little goes a long way. I finger painted the background which was fun. The figure was outlined with a Stabilo All pencil and filled in with acrylic. The plants were drawn with a Posca paint pen.
I like her! Her expression is full of contentment and peace. She is full of love and is willing to share it.
Thank you, Carrie Lynn.
Laura, I like the way you are combining techniques; fingerpainting juxtaposed with fine lines and brushwork. Wonderful!
Thanks, Hannah. I love fingerprinting. It’s so satisfying. It also handy with the journal because I have so much control over the paint when it reaches the edges, therefore reducing the risk of it spoiling the reverse page.
A luscious design!
Thank you, Sharon. I love the word luscious.
I love how she seems to be growing from the earth with the leafy plants. And her beautifully fresh face. She really is blooming. And I also like the enigmatic expression she has. Full of secrets.
Thank you. I had fun drawing in all those leaves. The repetition was soothing.
Yes, that’s exactly it. Calming.
I love her, Laura, and you have introduced me to some new materials. Thank you
Nice! The colours are so perfect for this time of year, too 😀
Thanks. Yes, I’m definitely ready for proper summer weather now as Spring here has been so grey and soggy.
Same on this side of the Atlantic, too… but the plants seem to have been enjoying it at least! Everywhere has got so green since the weather warmed up a bit 😀
I really like what you are doing and look forward to seeing more of your work!
Thank you very much for visiting, commenting and choosing to follow. I hope you like what you see in future posts.
I am a frustrated artist. I am not any good but I like to paint when I can find the time. So, it’s fun to live through others’ works. Cheers!
I bet you are better than you think. We are all our own worst critics. It just takes commitment and practice and you’ve already got the main components which are enjoyment and enthusiasm.