Thursday, January 24, 2013

Peace - Art Journal Page

Okay guys. I am here with you guys again today, though I really doubted I was going to be. I had a ton of homework in Anatomy and Algebra II, and, from that, I wasn't even sure if I was even going to have time to do any art at all. 

I ended up finishing all of my work around 9, then sat down to make something. I didn't know what I was going to do, but I decided to go with it anyways. I took my journal that I used for the In the Sun prompts this last summer, and flipped to the next available page.

It was painted yellow, and there were quite a few layers underneath of it.

That's part of what I love about this kind of journal. Since the pages are already half-way done, they go together super quickly. So I can actually make something that looks respectable on a day like this. When I literally have no time. But still want to create art.

Then, I added the collage. The piece of chevron type paper was actually made for my first 52 Sparks page. If you look in the background of the page, you'll see what I'm talking about. It's under a ton of layers, but it's still there. This piece was left over from collaging that. I saw it on my desk, and felt it went nicely with the background. So down it went. The heart, which was also lying on my desk, followed soon after. 

I grunged up the background a bit with some RoseArt crayons and chalk pastels, then added a title and some journaling. Then I was done.

Going back to the concept of stopping when it's finished. Even though there weren't many layers on this page, as there are with the majority of my work, I liked the way it turned out. I didn't want to force it to be something that it wasn't. I would have ended up ruining it, though I'm perfectly satisfied with it right now. I like letting art develop on it's own. To me, that's what makes it special.

So that would be that! As a side note however, it is highly unlikely that there will be a post either tomorrow or Saturday. I had meant to get some posts stocked up to post on those days, but I was so busy, I didn't have time to. I'm going to a sports tournament type thing, and I'll be gone until 9 P.M. on Saturday night. I'll be so focused on sports, I probably won't even think about art. I might bring a couple of things to mess around with, but I probably won't be posting. Just a comment. 

Anyways. Thanks for visiting! And I'll see you guys next time!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

{{Face Your Fears}} - Art Journal Spread

Hey all! Jordan here. 

I've got a couple of pages to share with you today. Or rather, just a spread. I guess it could technically be considered a couple of pages if I wanted it to be. Personal preference. That's what I'm going with.

With this page, I would like to make a quick note. I actually started this page a couple of days ago, during a live stream I did. This was on Monday. I loved doing the stream, and I think I was on for about three and half hours. I did quite a bit during this stream, and I got fairly far into this page. However, until today, I hadn't touched it since.

Then today, I walked into my room and saw it sitting on my desk. And I knew that I had to finish it up. It was staring at me, and was calling my attention to it. The only problem came when I didn't know how to continue on with it.

However, after a bit of experimenting, and flipping through magazines, I finally decided to glue an image down, throw a wash over it, and add a title and some journaling. Then I would call it done. And I really like the way it turned out.

Here's a close up of some of the detail on the left page, where the title is located. This is one of my favorite parts. I love the ironic quality it has to it, even though it was completely unintentional. I put the "face" part of the title over the face of the girl.

I'm not really sure how that came into being, but I'm not complaining. I'm really loving it.

Also, here's just a bit more detail on the journaling. Again, I did it on my typewriter, except here I took one of the words and stamped it out. I love the way that turned out as well.

Overall, I am very satisfied with this page. Very satisfied. Quite frankly, I love it. There's a possibility that it's my favorite page since I've started up art again. However, that's arguably happened to me every time I've sat down to create a page. 

Anyways. I hope you guys enjoyed, and I'll see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

52 Sparks - Motivation.

Hey guys! I'm back again today, though I have a bit of a shorter post for you guys.

I have a lot of homework to do, so I'm just popping in to share a few photos.

This was for 52 Sparks. The second prompt was to create a page around what drives you. To me, drive and motivation are very much one in the same. So I decided to do my page about motivation.

I did the page on a live stream, and I collaged a bunch of pieces together to create this little owl. I came up for the design for him while doodling for one of Milliande's newest prompts. So I decided to let something become of it, and create this little guy.

I really like the way that he turned out, and I tried a technique that I never have before, which is actually trying to create recognizable pieces from scraps of magazines.

I hope you guys enjoyed, and I'll talk at you later. :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Resize It! Prompt #2

Hello people! What goes on?

I'm back again today with the second prompt for my Resize It! challenge. Today's prompt is this:

Use tissue paper, in any way, shape, or form in your art journal.

I used some old pattern paper, that is originally used for sewing dresses and other types of clothing. I had originally bought it to use as a sewing pattern, but as I bought it at Goodwill, there were some pieces missing, as well as the instruction packet. So it went into my art journaling stash. XD

Here's a close up of some of the texture on this page. I was aiming for something similar to this; that's the reason I decided to use tissue paper in the first place as a prompt. I just love the texture of it.

Also, the masking tape that was layered into the background played a big role in the conception of the page. I just love the texture that gives as well.

So, without further ado, here is the video that we've all been waiting for:

Sorry for the lack of audio; like I mentioned before, I lost a bunch of it, and a lot of the footage was missing/split. So if it jumps from one spot to another randomly, I apologize.

However, I did the best with what I had, and I hope you enjoy. :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Resize It! Challenge Update

Hey guys! How's it going? 

If you didn't see my earlier post about the Co-op Youtube Channel that I'm trying to start up, you might want to go check that out. :)

However, let's get back to today's post.

I had originally recorded a video of me creating this two-page spread in my Resize It! Journal. However, a lot of the audio was lost, and the recording itself was very glitchy; entire segments are gone completely.

I'm very confused as to what happened there. However, I am going to ask you guys what you want me to do about that. I can try to take screenshots of the broken footage, as I obviously don't need audio to do that. And I'll do a step-by-step post tomorrow.


I can piece the footage together as best as I can, and put music in the background. The audio would take hours to try to piece together, and I don't really want to do that. Just let me know, and I'll go with the most popular vote. :)

Here's a bit of the detail on the left page of the spread. I did the same type of journaling as I did yesterday, with the graph paper and typewriter. I just love the way it looks, and I think that it is very effective. 

It's almost a part of my style in and of itself. 

Also, here are a few details of the right page of the spread. I did a little cluster of collage elements on these pages, and I really like the way it turned out.

My journal is already starting to get a bit thick, even though I only have 3 pages done. :P

So yeah. Let me know what you guys want me to do about the lost footage. Either way, I'll post the challenge itself tomorrow, along with whatever is decided upon. 

Thanks for looking guys! And I'll talk to you later!

Art Journal Co-op Youtube Channel?

Hey guys! Jordan here.

I'm going to have another blog post for you guys going up later tonight. However, I did have something else that I wanted to share with you guys first.

I came up with the idea, after starting to make youtube videos again, that it would be fun to do a sort of art journaling youtube channel. But here's the the thing. It wouldn't be just me. It would be a cooperative channel. 

I would come up with all of the details; name of the channel, separate email address, etc. 

However, I am looking for six people that would be willing to work on this with me. Here are the criteria that you would have to meet to be applicable.

1. Be able to film, edit, and upload a weekly art journal video.
2. If it so happens that you can't post a video one week, it is your responsibility to find someone to replace you, for that week, then run them by me.
3. If you, at any time, want to exit the channel, you must be able to, once again, find a replacement for yourself.
4. Be willing to have fun and make some art! :D

Things that aren't necessary, but are nice:

1. You have a blog of your own, that you can advertise the channel, and the other art journaler's blogs, at least one time. 

So yeah.

For the channel itself, there would be a weekly theme that would be picked one of two ways. One, we would take turns picking the theme. Or two, we would be able to take suggestions from our viewers.

You would be able to pick your own journal for the challenge; I'm not limiting you in any way, shape, or form. However, I would appreciate it if you had a separate journal for the challenge. It just makes it a whole lot less confusing. :)

If you're interested, just let me know in the comments! If you have a blog, make sure you link to it. Also, let me know a bit about yourself, and about your experience with art journaling. Also, let me know what day you think you would be most likely to be able to do. You don't have to record that day, just have to be able to upload. 

If you don't have any experience with art journaling, that's fine too! It's always nice to see new people. 

That's all I have for you guys for now. I hope to hear from all of you soon! :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Really" Art Journal Page

Hey everyone! I'm back again today, as promised.

Today is going to be a bit of a shorter post, but I am going to be sharing a page with you guys. I did this page very gradually, step by step, one layer at a time, throughout the day. I haven't really had a whole lot of time to just sit down and churn something out as of late, so it's really nice to be able to sit down and do a part. It's a bit different than what I'm used to, but I'm really enjoying it. 

I love the colors for this page as well; I don't generally use a whole lot of yellow, so when I came up with the idea for this combination, I was pretty excited to get it started.

Here's a bit of a close up of the page itself.

I used a typewriter on some graph paper, double spacing so that I'd be able to cut the lines apart a bit easier, and so that I would have some type of formatting. 

The pink polka dot background is tissue paper that I simply glued down to the page; you can kind of see the lines of my composition notebook in the background, behind it. The black circles were stamped with the lid of a spray bottle, and I did a yellow wash in some areas of the page. That made the transparency of the pink mix with the transparency of the yellow. 

It made orange, and highlighted some of the wrinkles of the tissue paper.

I hope you guys enjoyed today's post, and I'll see you guys tomorrow! Also, don't forget to check in with the Resize It! challenge. I'm still trying to figure out how to get a linky up, but until then, feel free to post any links to your pages in the comments section.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Resize It! Prompt #1

Hey everyone! Jordan here!

I know I said earlier that I was going to do this post tomorrow, but I'm just so excited that I just can't wait! 

I was thinking the other day, and trying to decide what I wanted to do, as a reentrance to the art world. Since it has been so long, and I've missed you all so much, I didn't want to just do something basic. I wanted to do something out of the ordinary. Extraordinary. 

So I decided to do a challenge. Yes, you heard that right. A challenge. I'm introducing it, as of today. There's not a whole lot to it, but the general essence of things is that you will be working in a size of art that you are not used to. Using myself as an example, those of you who follow my art know that I work in composition notebooks. Front and back, not gluing any pages together. That's how I feel most comfortable.

However, for Christmas, I received a small paperback moleskin, with a Doctor Who reference on the front. I freaked out about it, as is to be expected from a geek such as myself. However, I didn't know what to do with it. I didn't want to ruin it by drawing in it. But I've decided to suck it up for the purpose of this challenge. :D

Here's a general picture of some of the things I have pulled aside to use during this challenge. I talk a bit more about this in the video, but I decided to post a picture as well. Just for the heck of it. And because I think it looks cool. XD

First, I'm going to present you with the first prompt:

Set up the theme and style for your new journal with the first page or spread.

Without further ado, I present to you, the video:

I will admit that the editing style was very much inspired by Donna Downey's videos, with the mix of music and speaking. I love the way her videos are, and even though I know mine probably aren't comparable, I decided to do it this way as I get into the swing of doing my own videos.

Also, I apologize for the backwards text, I know that's an inconvenience. I need to figure out how to change that.

I'll see you guys tomorrow; I'm not really sure what I'll post then, but we'll see what happens. :)

Feel free to link your own post below! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

Divide - 52 Sparks #1

Hey everyone! I know it's been a while long while since I've been on here, but I'm around now! 

I'm stopping in to share with you guys a page that I have just created. I've done this for several challenges, and it's been a great deal of fun. I've missed art journaling; I'm quite glad that I've gotten back into it. 

Let me start off by saying that I have started a new journal. For 2013. My goal for this year is that, at the very least, this journal will be fully completed. I will be a happy camper if that goal comes into completion. A grand total of 200 pages. 100 sheets, front and back. And this is number one.

The major challenge that I did this page for was Dale's 52 Sparks challenge. A weekly prompt to do. I'm a bit behind though, so I'm going to try and catch up. 

The first prompt was to create a page that showcased your word for the year.

My word for the year, though it took quite a bit of thought to determine, is "divide". I'm going to work to divide my time a bit more evenly throughout all areas of my life, so that I don't only have time for school, but also for art, reading, and also WRITING, which I've been doing quite a bit of lately.

There were a lot of layers involved in the creation of this page, and I hope you enjoyed looking. I'm currently working on several other things, including a challenge of my own that will be coming at you, including a video and link post TOMORROW. :)

I'm so glad to be back, and I've been having a whole lot of fun with it. I'll see you then!
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