Another New Journal

I think I have a problem. I have 5 journals that I’m working in at this moment and I just added a 6th! This one is a 7 x 10 Strathmore Black Field Drawing Notebook. It has lovely heavy black pages. I got it to play with my Caran d’ache crayons in. I find it a good thing to mix up the size of book you are working in. It helps you to stretch your creative muscle. This little portrait was done with the water soluble crayons and fluid matte medium. Layer after layer of crayon was built up over the black. After working on white, this is a refreshing twist. I am looking forward to playing some more tonight.

13 responses

  1. I enlarged it too Pam, and I have to say it’s given me a better understand of shading…really!!! You are a teacher even when you don’t know it..eheheheh!!!love ya!!!

  2. Lovely, Pam!I too love drawing on black. Have you tried metallic or gel pens? They can really pop on a dark background

  3. Pam, absolutely one of my favorites… a very different spin for you on the black page which I truly love…cannot wait to see more!

  4. love the art, love the journal, very cool. it gives it a surreal effect. I am trying to finish up a journal so I can start a new summer one next!!

  5. It is addicting, isn't it? I have three journals going at the moment and am about to begin a 4th…but they each have different purposes for me.This piece is absolutely amazing. I'm always so crazy about everything you share with us and this is one of my favorites.Peace & Love,~Barb~

  6. I just enlarged it to look at it. Pam, that is fabulous. Stunning, beautifully done. It reminds me of the masters actually.Congratulations on this one.

  7. Pam you are amazing. All the ideas in your head rushing to get out on paper. I love the crayons and blending them with matt gel or Flotrol for a fabulous, transparent effect. I’ve never seen a black pad before, that must be something new?

  8. This is SO dramatic, Pam. And The back background really adds a sense of intrigue. Love it! Hugs, Terri

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