How is your January going?
Ours has been quietly eventful.
We had snow last weekend. A nice quiet snow.
Quite a bit of it, which happens only once in a while around here,
making it somewhat of an event..
And in the midst of the snowstorm, a new little person
arrived in the world, and came to stay with us for a while.
A newborn in the house means lots of quiet naps…
and sometimes not so quiet moments, as Tyler and Nana are experiencing.
We’ve had the snowy sort of quiet,
along with the newborn sort of “quiet.”
All that has kept me quite busy, but has also afforded a few minutes here and
there for journaling. I started working on my title page for January.
Warm and wooly mittens and snowflakes seemed to be a good choice.
And a perfect chance to practice adding a bit of texture to my drawing!
I pulled out a pair of hand knit mittens my daughter Kate made for me so I could have a visual reference. Warm woolly knitted mittens seems to have little “v’s” all lined up in rows.
Tiny knit stitches were started with an icy blue marker.
I tried to follow the contour of the mitten as I dabbed them in.
An ultra-fine black pen, along with a medium point
blue marker helped define the texture a bit.
Adding texture to a drawing takes a LOT of patience.
It’s getting there. It’s not perfect, and I can already see some things I wish I had done differently. But that’s what art journaling is all about… learning and experimenting!
Art Supplies Used:
Copic Sketch marker B00 Frost Blue (Knit stitches)
Prismacolor Premier Marker Cool Grey 30% (Shading)
PaperMate Flair Medium Marker (Dark aqua details)
Pigma Micron 01 & Pima Brush Pen (Outlining)