Creating a Personal Coloring book Journal
When I travel, I often fill my sketchbook with ink drawings, leaving the painting for later ….. for mornings when I don’t want to focus on drawing….. for mornings when I want to paint somewhat mindlessly, throwing the die and filling in shapes with color.
Earlier this week, I painted the two ink sketches I had drawn during my recent visit to California.
The colors were dictated by playing the Color Scheme Game. The dark background was inspired by one of my students from the school in Newark.
Mike’s favorite color, as a child, was orange. Perhaps it still is. Fortunately, it came up as the dominant color when I threw the die.
Sketchbook drawings: drawn first in ink with fountain pen, followed later….. much later ….. with watercolor.
Limited Palette of aureolin yellow, crimson and french ultramarine blue.