Yes, you guessed it. A newspaper. And that was the prompt this week for Journal52. I hadn’t much time to work in my journal tonight and I’m still practicing faces so this is what I came up with.
This was done in my 7″x10″ Canson mixed media journal. The background is collaged bits from the only newspaper I had sitting around the house, a free weekly entertainment guide from the Sedona, Arizona area. I drew the profile of the girl on top of the collage using red acrylic paint, then painted in her face with white. I added red features & hair and stenciled the arrows using the same red acrylic. I outlined everything with a black Stabilo All pencil to make the images pop against the background.
I can’t say I’m thrilled about the way it turned out. I wish I had used a different stencil over the newsprint background. But I am happy I finished the page. I skipped last week’s Journal52 prompt so I will have two art journal pages to finish in the next week. I want to beat myself up over that. But my brother recently told me “There is no late in art.” And he’s right, of course.
With that, I bid you a creative good night.