30 Days of Art Journaling Day 1

I’m taking a free art journaling course through Determinedtoshine.net and will be blogging through the various prompts as I create stuff.  Here’s Day 1.

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Doll: http://www.dolldivine.com/the-cradle-halloween-dress-up-game.php
Brushes: http://www.obsidiandawn.com/
http://www.bittbox.com/


Free art papers:

3×5 papers you can use for your journal pages.

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Art Share: Help, I’m Stuck 3

 

This is both an art share and a texture resource recommendation.  Like last week, the pieces I’m sharing includes high res grunge textures created from paper scans and inkstamping.

I want to show you how adding different textures can alter the look and feel of a piece.  First, I took a version of a splatter painting that I made at the end of May:

Image260And then added these two texture composites, which I made a couple of weeks ago.

 

And got these:

The base of the texture composites is from this set of paper textures, while the splatters and grungier elements of  came from this set of inkstamp grunge textures.  Most of the other detail is my own work, added with my go to grunge brushes.

 

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Art Share: Help, I’m Stuck 2

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This is both an art share and a texture resource recommendation.  Like last week, the pieces I’m sharing includes high res grunge textures created from paper scans and inkstamping.  They’re from the same batch of doodles as last week, just a way to get my mind to loosen up.

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Art Share: Help, I’m Stuck

 

This is both an art share and a texture resource recommendation.  The piece I’m sharing includes high res grunge textures created from paper scans and inkstamping.  I did this one to help me get “unstuck with my writing project, so you can see how my art overlaps with the writing.

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The grungier elements of this one came from this set of inkstamp grunge textures that I got as a freebie from CreativeMarket a few weeks ago.

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[Texture Tuesday] Free to Use Texture

Free texture or scrapbook paper 12×12 in, 3600×3600

Spring theme,textured gradient and dust

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Piecing It Together 4

100×100 pixel icon textures were the first type of abstract art I tried. This set is cut from my recent art share, The 80s Threw Up. I added some paper texture to these for more depth.

I made icon textures for years before realizing that I did it as a form of meditation or therapy. My process is/was to take a larger artwork and crop it into uniform colored sets like this. I have way more than I’ll ever use, and I’m sorry that the 100×100 avatar/icon seems to be a dying art. I’ve decided to post these anyway because I’m using my “LJ” techniques to build a new style.

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Piecing It Together 3

100×100 pixel icon textures were the first type of abstract art I tried. This set is cut from my recent art share, The 80s Threw Up. I added some paper texture to these for more depth.

I made icon textures for years before realizing that I did it as a form of meditation or therapy. My process is/was to take a larger artwork and crop it into uniform colored sets like this. I have way more than I’ll ever use, and I’m sorry that the 100×100 avatar/icon seems to be a dying art. I’ve decided to post these anyway because I’m using my “LJ” techniques to build a new style.

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