Today I’ll show you probably the darkest page I have ever made.
Sometimes, even my colorful world goes black and white. The week that focussed on repeating elements wasn’t my best week. I dealt with some grief and felt overcome by it. So that’s what you can figure out by looking at my page. I collaged the whole page out of magazine clippings, but altered the main character. Originally she wore a red coat, without a hood, and of course she wasn’t that pale either. I added some white paint to her face. The coat I changed by using alcohol markers. You can see a bit of a shadow on the second page. I used a signo white gel pen on the coat and that doesn’t dry on the alcohol marker, or so it seems. So now I have a second character, it doesn’t bother me really. The moon I colored with the same Spectrum Noir markers. The lyrics are from an old Destiny’s Child ballad. Yes, I lived through the nineties and get to talk about it 😉 I kept hearing it through my sad thoughts, so that’s how it got into my art journal, again repeating it. Like the tears.
So yeah, it can be a real outlet too, that crazy hobby of ours…