Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Black & White

Another entry for Fall Fearless & Fly from me. I'm enjoying the challenge of creating within the boundaries they've chosen for us...

This time I've just gone with the colour prompt - Black & White - and, you know what, I really like what's come out of it.

I'm starting to work out a process for my art. There's an order to the way I do things that seems to make the final piece more cohesive and complete.

1. Gesso whole page (I like the look of all my art supplies on gesso - except watercolours)
2. Add paper pieces if I'm using them.
3. Paint or inks.
4. Collage if I'm using it.
5. Stamps/texture
6. Main feature
7. Detail
8. Doodling

What's your process? Is it different each time or have you found a way that always works?

Of course, the best thing about working out a process like this is then doing things differently and seeing where it takes you. Got to love that.

Big love going out to Jane Davenport for her fabulous tutorials. I can finally draw a reasonable looking face!

19 comments:

  1. Interesting to see someone else's process. I tend to follow: background; focal image; embellishment or supporting elements; journaling; top texture to tie everything together.
    I love the bubble wrap/chicken wire texture.
    Rinda

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    1. The chicken wire is a fabulous stamp by Impression Obsession. It wasn't cheap but I use it all the time. :-) Thanks for your comments about process, as you say, so interesting to see how others do it.

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  2. I like the challenge of the boundaries too.....

    I love where your process has taken you.... I clicked on it for a close up. Great patterns and textures... love how you journalled around the spiral.

    I like to start with some writing to get me in the mood, depending on the project and then I cover it up with paint, crayons or paper and then I just tend to see what happens!!!

    Thank you for visiting btw :)

    Karenx

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    1. I like your idea of writing then covering it up. Probably very cathartic (like clearing out a room!) - I shall have to try it next time. Thanks for your lovely comments.

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  3. Wow, a terrific entry! Love all the textural looks. I looked at your zentangles too. You are very good at them.

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    1. Thanks for the comment about my Zentangles. They bought me to art journaling and, although I don't do them so much now, I have a big debt of gratitude to them. :-)

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  4. I found this very pleasing to look at! Lovely! I like the texture and the hints of blue behind the bold statement of the black and white. The face is charming!
    I scrolled down and loved your other recent posts as well. I didn't see the zentangles Faye mentioned so I'm going back to check those out.
    Thanks so much for your visit.

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    1. The blue was a fortuitous mistake as my inkjet paper printed chevrons when that colour when I used gel medium on them. :-) I thought about redoing them but - like you - decided the hints of colour worked really well. Thanks for your comments.

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  5. Love all the texture and contrast you created here. Beautiful take on this challenge. Thank you for joining Fall fearless & FLy.

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    1. Always a pleasure! Thank you so much for curating it!

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  6. Love it! I like to do my work by different progress and when it is worked out the accomplishment is rewarding so much! Thank you for sharing yours.

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    1. I agree, it's always a good feeling when it all comes together!

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  7. Super page, love your interpretation of the Black and White prompt. My 'go-to' process is similar to yours really; book page background, gesso'd over (I use a LOT of gesso), and then take it from there - I have a fear of the blank page, so once that's gone I can get started!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, I'm going through a lot of gesso too!

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  8. I love this one! Very well done! Nilla

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  9. this is great! Love all the texture and layering and that's a lovely face you've drawn too!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment. I'm amazed how one online lesson can have improved my face drawing skill so much. I'll definitely be looking out for others.

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  10. This turned out so well! I love the way you've used the black and white! So glad you shared this with Fall Fearless and Fly!

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