I’ve filled my mixed media Strathmore sketchbook and thought I’d share a flip of its insides with you.
- Media used includes a whole bunch of stuff including
- Indian ink
- Faber-Castell Gelatos
- watercolors of different brands
- Prismacolor colored pencils, markers and water-soluble pencils
- Sakura Gelly Roll pens
- cheap acrylics
- charcoal in black and white
- and some other stuff I’m probably forgetting 8D
I hadn’t done a portrait in a while, and I’ve been meaning to sketch this beautiful woman: Segovia Amil. This was done in charcoal, pencil and ink and sealed with final fixative. ❤
I actually filmed this a few days ago and forgot to post it! This sketchbook was completed over the course of November and December 2014. ❤ Of course, the feeling of finishing an old notebook and starting a new one is unspeakable, and I’m so excited that this is right in time for the New Year! I’m making a fucktonne of personal changes in 2015, and you’ll be seeing me way more on YouTube. I plan on chronicling my obsessions with notebooks and stationery as well as embracing online communities and vlogging as a self-help tool. I ordered a Kikki K personal planner in gold (been eyeing these since early 2014), and I plan on using it as an art journal, database, therapist, time management tool, wallet, personal assistant, travel journal and commonplace book/brain dump all in one lovely gold package.
This was inspired by one of my favorite Instagram artists: tomatozombie.
I think that wood is going to quickly become my favorite surface to create art upon. I haven’t ever actually used it before, but a recent trip to the art store lead me to buying these mini wood disks. Practicing the application of different mediums on them is rewarding, and I enjoy working with the wood for its lovely smell. A penpal of mine really loved the “Head in the Clouds” piece I did, so I decided to recreate it on a wee disk.
Here’s how she stacks up in size to the original sketch, which was done in a large size Moleskine sketchbook. It’s tough to beat the texture of the edges too: that dark ring that sinks into delightful white bark.