It is week two in the Season of Dreams from the Get Messy Art Journal community and as well as prompt ideas, we have some great tutorials.
I often mix ink and paint, but these pages use two different ideas which I interpreted using acrylic with ink pen and watercolor with a Micron Pigma pen.
The first page was a deliberate attempt to finger paint flower shaped images with acrylic paints and when it dried I went into nearly every ‘flower’ with a nib pen and ink to add lots of flowery detail.
I approached the second page quite differently, the base layer is a very loose array of watercolour blobs in a minimal colour choice. Once the colour dried I looked into the images in front of me and pulled out any creatures I could imagine. I used the colour and the negative space to find lots of imaginary dream-like beings. When I was splashing colour around the page, I was not at all sure what I would find to draw, if anything at all. Once I grabbed my pen and looked at the page carefully, there they were, creatures waiting to be drawn.
I already have another page of watercolor creatures waiting for me to find them!
Have a lovely weekend, happy Friday x