Keeping my promise to myself to conserve art time, I created this art journal page in two 15 minute shifts over two days: the first used to collage the background and the second to add the paint layer. I painted the negative space so that the pig emerged in the collage layer while the background got knocked back a bit by using diluted acrylic. The pig is the subject of my first art journal page of the year because 2019 is the year of the pig according to the Chinese zodiac. I love pigs and love drawing them so any excuse to create a pig is all right by me.
*Edited to add* Many thanks to bcparkinson for pointing out my error. Oops! Can you tell I created this late at night? Oh dear. I’ll have to do the art version of white out and collage over the 8 and turn it into a 9. Lesson learned, people: best not to commit thinks to ink or paint when you are bone tired.