J52: Artistic Restraint

Journal 52, Week 9

Prompt: Artistic Restraint

This week was hosted by a guest artist and for the first time, there were rules!! The rules were, you could only use one shape and one colour (plus black and white), but you could use any media available to you. My shape was circles. I had just gotten a circle paper punch that I wanted to try out. I chose the colour purple, just because I hadn’t seen anyone else in the group do purple yet.

I drew circles with a stencil and used my punch on paper with different textures. I didn’t have much in the way of purple paper, so most of the circles were punched from neutral paper and coloured. I used purple from every type of media I had, except acrylics (watercolour pencil crayons (regular and metallic), Neocolor II, Crayola Crayons, Sharpies (regular and paint marker)). I outlined the circle with a Fude pen and then went around the circles with black pastel. I smudged the pastel into the background. I intended on leaving some white space, but it ended up smudged with pastel and gelato. I highlighted the circles with white Neocolor and doodled some lines in black and tiny circles in white.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mellen Daniela
    Mar 16, 2015 @ 10:00:06

    Gorgeous page! Thanks for explaining your process. I love to hear how you came about the end result.


  2. Rhio
    Mar 16, 2015 @ 10:03:35

    Love it!


  3. Mental Mama
    Mar 16, 2015 @ 11:28:42

    It’s quite pretty, but not what I’m used to seeing from you. Did you enjoy it? You didn’t write near as much as you normally do so I’m wondering.


    • somberscribbler
      Mar 16, 2015 @ 16:46:24

      It was nice to do something completely different. I’m used to have a prompt, not restrictions. I think I could have used my imagination a bit more, but at the same time, keeping it simple was rather relaxing. I had no idea what to say about it….purple circles…..


      • Mental Mama
        Mar 16, 2015 @ 18:13:09

        I get that, entirely. Sometimes rules are great and sometimes not so much. I like how it came out, I am totally a purple girl, and simple is sometimes the very best way to go. πŸ™‚

  4. Carrie Lynn
    Mar 18, 2015 @ 04:41:42

    love your page! every circle pops!


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