Pages 02/21/09

I got pretty behind with my Traci Bautista workshop this week because of work. Today I buckled down and spent a bit of time going through the exercises. Most of the exercises were about spilling out your random thoughts using a variety of different mediums. I used Sharpie paint pens, gel pens, highlighters, markers, white out pens. I found it really fun to randomly write words and didn't stress out while doing them. I recommend trying something like this. Take out a blank sheet of paper and start randomly scribbling the thoughts in your head. Then mess around with different pans and see what happens. Try using a bunch of pens you'd normally not draw with, like a highlighter. Just when you think you are done, push it again and add more color or line work.

The painting above I started with a really dark blue background and swirled in some lighter blues. The exercise was to write with a white out pen. I also used gel pens and a sharpie pint pen for the blacks. This one is my ode to the blank page. ;-)


Becky New said...

Cindy, these are really really cool! Does Traci's class teach you how to do that lettering? you have done a wonderful piece... LOVE the blue background one!

LunaGraphica said...

Not really ... we are encouraged to just WRITE and spill thoughts ... and that's just my handwriting. But she gives examples to follow, so you can incorporate her techniques. Mostly we are working through techniques from the collage unleashed book.

She has a 'Creative Type' workshop as well, which I am not in, but I think focuses on developing your own alphabets.

Cris Melo, of MeloEarth.com said...

Yes, I recognize your beautiful handwriting by now. I like these exercises, thanks for sharing!

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