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.




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.

8 comments:

windblown said...

What a great start!

Karen Winters said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with it!

Karen

http://www.karensblog.com

Shelly McC said...

Great little drawings! So much colour on the pages looks wonderful!

Nina Johansson said...

What a great idea! These pages are very inspiring and interesting to look at. If I were you, I wouldn´t worry at all about how images flow into each other or if they look good together - just keep drawing and experimenting!

ChrisNeuenschwander said...

Thats an interesting idea!I like it! Nice to see you here on blogger

Ann said...

This is such an interesting idea! I like the pages you have done so far and look forward to what will come next. I might have to give this a try myself :)

Sandy said...

Very interesting idea. Read and then do the art!

sandy

BoydGreeneArt said...

Amazing idea. I never thought of doing such. I started out thinking I wanted to be a cartoonist. Nice art and I love your unique way of creatively thinking. Great concept and very interesting.