Monday, March 29, 2010
"daisydolls" pattern journal - the progress
I went back into Hobby Lobby again this weekend and found a watercolor journal much smaller than the first one I did. It's perfect for "daisydolls" patterns!! Each page will have it's own unique doll painting covered with patterns from top to bottom. Here's a look at the progress. I love the shape of this journal and the way it opens at the top, the shape is really great for these dolls I'm painting. I have created a template shape to start with so each doll will look uniform but each will be so different apart from the basic shape. I have drawn out the first doll for page one with archival pen using fine lines and tiny stipple dots for shading. Then I filled in the pattern with Prisma ink. Now it's time for me to begin the intricate details I had mentioned before. It may look finished to some people but this is just the beginning for me. I like to now go into the pattern and mosaic the entire painting with tiny dots of matte acrylic paint. Often times I do dots inside dots inside dots. This may sound strange but I'll keep you posted and I'll post photos of what I mean. These photos here will give you a good idea of where I'm at now.