Rainbow Art Journal – Rust and Bone

I had to redeem myself and my art journal after the hideous beetle page so I returned to what for me is apparently a favourite subject – skeleton women.  I have no idea what in my psyche or imagination keeps compelling me to illustrate these skeletal ladies.  I just go with it.  This one was an experiment with a colour palette of orange, rusty red, and teal.  I like the combination and can see me using it again.  While the orange and red suggest rust, the teal suggests verdigris so they all work together quite well thematically as well as in terms of colour.

26 - Rust and Bone

I probably won’t return to either of my art journals for the rest of this month because I am going to be consumed with other art projects.  I am still filling my Brooklyn Art Library sketchbook with zombies and I am also participating in Drawlloween.  I have joined in with Inktober the past couple of years but this year I decided to push myself out of the habit of just doing ink linework illustrations by joining in with Drawlloween.  I am working bigger than in previous years and I am adding colour.  That’s the plan anyway.  You can follow the results of both of these projects on my other blog, Pict Ink, or on Instagram.

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17 thoughts on “Rainbow Art Journal – Rust and Bone

  1. HI! The Brooklyn Art Library sketchbook sounds like a lot of fun! I love to see it when it is Digitized. And I admire you for doing projects like this. I don’t have the discipline these days so it is inspiring to see you do it.

    • Thank you, Magny. I think I need projects like this to give me the discipline to find time in each day for art. Daily drawing is incredibly demanding but finding time to draw a few times a week ought to be achievable if I really focus on it. Challenges give me the necessary focus.

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