Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Monday!

Hello hello, Its another monday I hope you weekends were eventful and full of colour and art journal fun!, I've worked in my journal, in what I call my in-between time. Those moments when you cant commit hours just back to ur desk for 10 mins here and there, I did take my journal in the car, but alas fell asleep instead lol.
So here are two before and afters for you... As you know I am in the Painted faces class by Gulfsprite and I was working on my homework, first is a double page spread I shared with you last week I it went from this...

to this, more colour, working on the face randomly at night when I couldnt sleep...she went from drag queen (oh it was terrible, she got more manly the tireder I got!) to this little quirky girl, I rather like...this was one of the templates Christy gave us if we didnt want to draw our own girl.

opposite page is just some photos, washii tape, painted flowers and a little journalling just simple and brightly coloured. Oh there are also some lovely atlas stars that I got in the mail last week.

and my next before was this girl, remember her, she was one of my homeworks for the painted faces class, I decided to draw my own girl, so I got my colour erase pencil out and went to town, she went from looking like this

to this acrylic painted gal, I actually photocopied her, because I like the sketch aswell, so I copied her and painted over the copy, as I want to try out a few shading palettes to her, so I just taped her into the journal when I was finished with her.

and thats me done! hope you enjoyed the post, I'll be back soon with some more of my portrait work, and a canvas I started today for a gift.
xx Courtney


  1. I can see why you made a scan of your girl. She is darling. I can see how you are bringing things you have already learned, little bits of new things and meshing it all together into something whole and all you. Beautiful work!

  2. Hi from England Iv'e just found your fabbytastic blog via You tube,love your work It's great,will be popping back lots
    XX Manda XX

  3. Good evening from Sydney! I love your shaded girls over text. Do you choose specific text to draw or paint over? These pages are so bright and colourful... very cheerful leading into Easter. You have made my night :o)

  4. Your journals are so gorgeous!!!

  5. Lovely works¡¡¡¡ I´m going to join your blog because I wanted to find an artist who used art journal and photography... I´m so excited...¡¡¡¡


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