This was much harder than I thought it would be. I still find myself worrying about how it all flows together and if the page is interesting to look at. It also takes a bit of time to fill the pages, even though the book is not very big. I decided I like the 2 page spread better than the one page so I think I will continue that way. Also, I am using marker for color and it bleeds through the paper so I will have to skip pages.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Journal Pages & EDM Challenges
Saturday hubby and I took the boys to see a movie. We got to the mall a bit early so we stopped in the book store to look around. I had been thinking about using a printed book to journal in so I head straight for the clearance shelves. I knew exactly what I was looking for; hard cover, thick paper, and a comfortable size. I started by looking for the size I wanted and then opening it up to see what kind of paper the pages were made of. I found the perfect book and purchased it. At that time I couldn't have told you anything about the book itself. I didn't know the title, author, or story line of it and didn't much care. When we got home I took the dust jacket off and pitched it. I was very happy to see the cover was a nice burgundy with some texture to it. Things were going as planned until I opened the book up to start drawing in it. The first thing I see is that the author also wrote The Perfect Storm, which was a great movie. This leads me to the title - A Death in Belmont, which interests me because I love a good murder mystery. Now I have a problem. How can I deface a book I might enjoy reading? I don't have time to read a novel right now with so much school work to do. So I made a deal with myself. I would read the book 2 pages at a time and then include these in my thoughts and drawings. Here are my pages from the first 3 days of drawing in it. There are a couple of EDM challenges in there as well.