Rainbow Art Journal – Graphite Girls

Another completed page in the blue section of my Rainbow Art Journal.  This one was easy to finish up because I actually drew the original in March of 2020 – which feels like years ago now – in response to an Art Snacks challenge.  I had drawn it in the blue section of the art journal thinking the media I had received were, well, much more blue than they turned out to be.  They were far too green and it was annoying me that I had misjudged the colours and stuffed up the colour theme in the sketchbook.  I had, therefore, walked away from it for a while – which turned out to be a long while – to come up with a solution.  I was so annoyed with myself initially that I considered covering up the whole thing and starting over with essentially a new substrate but I loved that graphite watercolour and the way it had dried in puddles far too much to cover that up.  My solution in the end was a quick and easy one so I could call this page “done” and move on: I simply layered some blue ink washes over some of the most green areas of the illustration to knock them back.  It is definitely a blue-green piece but that’s acceptable to me.

58 - Graphite Girls - Final

8 thoughts on “Rainbow Art Journal – Graphite Girls

  1. I ovetheir hair. And these two look very conspiratorial. In the context of maybe an office scheme or something. Or stealing a boyfriend or helping a friend in some crazy hi-jinks. Or they are going to solve a mystery and just getting started on it.

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