Thursday, June 2, 2011

Playing with Techniques to Add Interest to Sketches

Last week, we collaged decorative papers into our sketchbooks, sketched on tracing paper and then glued the sketch to the paper collaged page. The idea for this exercise came from Stephanie Levy. Check out her blog HERE.

We discovered her work in a new collection of artwork by leading collage artists. It's called Masters- Collage published by Lark Crafts. It's a great book for inspiration and to see artwork by forty artist. It's a book you can refer to over and over again always seeing something new each time you read it. I highly recommend it as a valuable addition to any artist's library.

This week, we played with our watercolors- creating textures with stencils, corrugated cardboard, stamps, bubble wrap and brush stokes.

Many of our exercises came from Heather Smith Jones' new book entitled, Water, Paper, Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media. Check out Heather's website HERE. This is another fun book packed full of lots of ideas and exercises.


lilylovekin said...

I love what you are doing with the different techniques, especially the water color with the pear-I don't know why but I really like it.

Robin Olsen said...

I really like how these turned out Paula. They all have a fun, summery look to them.