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Goddess of the Night

One of the cool things about Journal52 is that there are often little bonuses with the weekly prompts. Week 4 included a mini class (more like a paint-along) which was originally part of Effy‘s online class Moonshine 2014.

This is one of those pieces that I could spend a long time explaining what went wrong but honestly, I spent a random Wednesday evening making this instead of watching TV or reading Facebook, so I’ll call it a win. Really, any filled sketchbook page is an achievement, no matter how it turns out.

The idea here is that this is a stylized self-portrait as goddess of the night. It was an interesting exercise in (1) drawing using someone else’s techniques and (2) trying out all kinds of new materials together. For example, this was my first attempt at acrylics and wow did I ever make a mess (and that was before I knocked over my water glass). I also discovered that I really like opaque inks, like the gel pens, metallic markers, and white pigment marker.

All in all, I think I like her. It feels good to do something different from time to time.

Materials: Artist’s Loft acrylic paints, Windsor & Newton pigment markers, Prismacolor markers, Copic markers, assorted gel pens, pencil, American Crafts metallic markers, Stabilo point 88 pen.

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