Sunday, May 25, 2008

My Moleskine Exchange page completed

Well I'm ready to send off my moleskine to it's first exchange member.  
I had a spot of bother doing this.  I had planned a completely different picture and added found book pages as a border (see above right).  I sketched the whole drawing and then... eeek! discovered I'd done it on the wrong pages.  I needed to remove as much as I could and go back a page to do my drawing. Lucky a part of moly_x_25 is to allow the drawing to extend onto the next half a page... so mine extends onto the next 3 pages... not much difference there...
So back to a new page I found new ideas were needed.  But I had none.  So I just started working and this is what came out.  It ended up being a tribute to William Morris.  My moleskines theme is Red/Read.  I have lots of books on William Morris which I love to read and look at, so it tied in there.  My man had taken a photo of our new hibiscus and I just love the shape... one thing led to another as they say.  I had a bit of difficulty with the area in the fold peeling back all the time so I solved that with a piece of duct tape.  The silver matches the silver coloured pencil I used.  A bit of white line over the top and I was happy.  I think I will be able to post it off tomorrow.

5 comments:

Lindsay said...

Just wondering, is this part image transfer of some sort combined with drawing? It is a beautiful rich image.

I forgot to say that we had my daughter's vit. D level checked too and it was very low. That is an important thing also for fatigue issues.

Jan said...

Hi Lindsay. I've not had my vit d checked. I'll think about it. My fatigue is much better though and improving still.

This image is a drawing. I put down a collage of found book pages and layered gesso with drawing in various pencils including silver and white for the William Morris pattern and paint and ink for the Hibiscus. At various stages I smudged and sanded the image. I've never used sandpaper on a drawing before, but I will again. The surface texture is really interesting.

caseytoussaint said...

This looks wonderful here, but I'd love to see it in real life - that textures sounds so interesting.

Fuzzy Brush said...

I accidently tripped over your blog...and fell in love..with your art but mostly with the way your head works! I love all that drawing and inking on newsprint!
I'm now following you..hope that's ok!

Jan Allsopp said...

Thanks Fuzzy Brush! I love that you are following me and thanks so much for your lovely comment!