Saturday, February 2, 2019

Art journal play: Resist

art journal entry - resist - Jan-30-2019
Art journal prompt: Resist

The Day 9 creative prompt was Resist. Using oil pastels I put in some areas of color loosely inspired by a stand of trees. Then I added watercolor, some more oil pastels, and finally a wash of Copic Opaque White. The white and deep greens helped add some contrast. I like to aim for 3 values, with a lot of one value, some of another, and a little of the third.

Checking the balance of values: I like that one value (light) is dominant, with a smaller amount of middle value, and a little bit of dark.

I'm not sure how much I'll use the resist technique again, but overall this one was a positive experience. I liked starting with an inspiration image in mind and using the analogous color scheme. And I'm really enjoying the oil pastels. My mom had given me a vintage set she picked up at an estate sale, and I was hesitant to use them because they were in such perfect, untouched condition. I'm happy to be using them for this creative practice course though! There are a couple of colors that I reach for often and maybe when they're gone I'll purchase some individual ones in my favorite colors.