Illusions and beetles and Oscar Wilde…yeah, this week was definitely all about a bit of fun!
For page 1, I illustrated and colored in a charming cigarette beetle. Mind you, I am no Coleopterist nor am I into Entomology – I think insects are best left to the wild and away from me (or at least behind glass or something), but I do enjoy drawing them! I also added a charming Oscar Wilde quote that I adore and an Autumn leaf that I inscribed “Just believe” upon. Quite the delightful layout, I think!
Page 2 features a mind-boggling zentangle illusion that was so much fun to create. I love it when just a few lines can create a 3D effect and I have a feeling I’ll be using this as a background design on future pages!
Just because I can, here’s a more detailed shot of my cute beetle illustration. I really love how the color turned out (I’m a blending/layering maniac) and you can see the leaf a bit better here too. Drawing on leaves is one of my favorite Fall activities – right next to gathering the leaves!
Namaste ~ Ella
Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.
3 thoughts on “Get Messy Week 8”
I like how both the colors AND the black and white are bold, without competing with each other. And you’re right, that blending on the beetle is great. Wish I could draw like that!
Thanks, Violetta! I really enjoyed all of the drawing that went into this week’s pages and I was going for a sort of happy balance and it seems like I found it. 🙂
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