Monday 14 November 2016

Mini Art Books 2

Back in May I wrote a blogpost about about little art books I make and recently I felt the need to make a few more. I like the mix of art and craft involved. The artworks are more doodle-quality but that suits them I think. 

The images are made on plain, folded A6 cards and then glued back to back to form a simple book. A cover and spine is also glued in place. 

Alcohol and watercolour markers were used to colour black line drawings which in turn were drawn over rough pencil sketches. The figures took shape at the pencil stage and the stories unfolded. For the 2nd book I didn't have a good quality marker in dark blue (low stock) so I used a dark blue-grey Sharpie for the night sky. I also used a bluebell Sharpie to go over lighter bands of colour that I felt hadn't worked and a peach Sharpie added shadow to the figures in yellow. White gel pen outlined the figures.

I then promptly splashed my cuppa over the front of the book and had to dry it out and then first-aid it...

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