Monday 3 January 2011

Art Journal Day 1

I haven't kept a journal before but I used to keep a sketchbook going when I was at college (OMG how long ago was that???) So today I was going to google to find something to help me get started when I read Sarah's blog and she is following Milliande and her journalling inspiration. So off I went and had a look, I joined the community and watched the video for the inspiration. So we are "Starting out from the end - z for zebras".

Here is my piece and page 1 in a new journal. I haven't really drawn or sketched for quite a while and it's gonna take time to get back into practice but I had a go.

I used pencil for the zebra and pen for the zebra pattern lines filled in with a water brush using black soot DI.

I hope I keep it going some of the time during the year. I know it certainly won't be everyday.

I hope you enjoy your Bank Holiday Monday.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Kathyk said...

And if this is you out of practice! Good luck with your journal B - will be watching your progress


Zoechaos said...

Its a great skill to have that will come back with a little practice (at least thats what I keep telling myself LOL) Love Zebra's and you have captured the markings of a Plains zebra here smashing! XOXO Zoe

Juls said...

this is fabulous!!! ...... I have never kept an art journal before either...planning on giving it a go....your drawing is just fab!!! Hugs Juls

Gram's Treasures said...

Good for you...trying something new! Looking forward to seeing more..
Joyce xx

Edith said...

You have great talent, Brenda! Great idea!
Hugs, Edith

Unknown said...

Hi, this is beautiful Brenda, wow you are so good at drawing. Lovely xxx

Unknown said...

oh its great hun, love the shading its so brill, enjoy filling it xx

Lisa Jane said...

It looks good to me Brenda - can't draw a straight line!
Lisa ;)

craftymum said...

Wow Brenda. You are good!!!!!! It looks exactly like a Zebra!!! I can't draw at all.Thank goodness for stamps!
hugs Sarah x

Betty Wright said...

Happy New Year! I really must try this idea. I doodle a lot, but not in serious patterns. Great look and it may help with the control! TFS!

Sarah Anderson said...

ooo lovely zebra Brenda, and so glad you found Milliande's journal prompts - she is great, and having videos to watch really helps!