I am so loving this journal. I started this last night and finished it first thing this morning, before breakfast but not before coffee-lol! Nothing ever before coffee. I love the large size of this journal too. It feels good. I love working so ‘loosely’. These crayons allow you to do such quick portraits and the black lends a unique feel to the pages. I’m thinking this one will find it’s way to canvas. I just love the quote.
Well, I couldn’t very well do Modiglioni and not do Picasso. So for my ‘shape’ page, I gave cubism a little try. I have not studied this at all and this is my first attempt, but I do love the look of Picasso’s works in this form.
I first did a painted background, then washed it with gesso to give it a muted look. Then I sketched a woman, and portioned her off into blocks. I also added some into the background and then painted them in using various shades of the skin tones I painted her with. I like the overall effect and it it fun to try different things.