Shay’s New Start journal - My year's word: PROGRESS

Shay’s New Start journal - My year's word: PROGRESS - student project

PROGRESS! Okay - this page is so messy but it works for what it is and hey - it is the very first page so now I don't have to worry about making an ugly messy page!

Starting a new sketchbook/journal - inspired by Fab!
I have started so many sketchbooks over the years but have never stuck with them -- always so concerned about finding time and subjects and the pressure would have me discarding them before long. 
Fab talks about how to get around all of that - I am looking at my sketch/memory book in a totally new way!

I took pictures and sketched at home...

Now it is inked and ready for paint...

 First paint applied - kinda freeing...

Stayed up and kept painting - I am glad tomorrow is Saturday...and I can not wait to start another spread...

I am adding a few more pages...just cause I am having so much fun!


I have this spread in Fatih's class "How to Illustrate Any Topic: A Watercolor Guide For Beginners" - highly recommend that class as well!


Really helps one to look at objects and scenes in a different way and he gives steps to break down any subject into an achievable sketch!

And ink:

And words...

And PAINT!

This is a new spread that isn't in the other class projects...I wasn't sure what all to put in here but I like the inked version...

This is the rough sketch

and the final sketch...

And the ink...I am growing to love this step so much...

And extra words...

And Paint! I love the saying (from Fab) "It is like I make a coloring book for myself, page by page..." 

This spread is in my project for Fatih's class:

"Watercolor Sketch Journaling: Illustrations, Typography and Composition"

That class I highly recommend as well--

 

Rough sketch:

Final Sketch:

And Ink!

And Sar-terday spread painted!

Next spreads...I hope you enjoy!

 

After taking Fab's lettering class I added some pizzazz to some of the spreads too...

I really think that addition makes the title pop off the page even without the color yet - now I will play with some of the others!

 

 

 

 

And this one is painted but no spatters...

...and after I have added the spatters... I don't know if maybe the page is too busy for spatters?

 

 

 

I took Fab's lettering class and these are the headers since taking the class - I like that there is so much more style!

 

...and only a couple more spreads to fill - but still so much to paint...

...and the last full spread!

And finally -- the end page.

 

And that is a wrap - Thank you Fab!