Monday, September 10, 2012

Art Journal #13

#13 ~ Draw an owl

Drawing an owl has been on my list of things to do in my journal for quite some time and after a rather successful go at octopus tentacles last week, it seemed like the perfect time to try. Oh and this week I am using instagram photos since I can't find the charger for my camera (I'm convinced its hiding and laughing me from a secret spot in the house)

For the background I decided to use a bunch of different blues and a smidgen of silver paint. I wasn't feeling overly precious that day so its all very messy and hardly blended at all.
I then went over the background with gesso in the area I wanted to draw my owl. From there I drew the owl in pencil, added some lined paper and wrote this weeks quote. I really love how simple the owl is (considering I wasn't going for a photo realistic version.)

This quote could not have come along at a better time, it was almost a bit eerie. I have been starting to question why I do these art journal pages and spend all my spare time doing something that is essentially solitary. Shouldn't I go out more? Meet more people? Be more sociable in general? 
I realised I was trying to make it much more complicated than it really was.
It makes me happy- that's why I do it.
Plain and simple.  
And who says I have to go out and do this, that and the other thing? I am perfectly happy wrapping myself up in art supplies and spending hours listening to music and making a mess. 
Art Journaling #13Sometimes I think we need to take a step back from the over analysing and look for the most obvious answer. It doesn't always have to be complicated.

Blue Paints
Lined paper
2B Pencil
Green Washi Tape
PVA glue

Rhiannon xxoxx

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