Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!
Today is the start of a new challenge at Art Journal Journey - 'Birds, beasts and Humans'. This gives us a wide field of possibilities to be creative. You can, for example, make portraits or pictures of people, animals and birds, or you can combine them to make fantastic mixed beings - perhaps a bird's head on a human body with animal feet? Think about all the wonderful images of the ancient Egyptians, the Sphinx, for example - just wonderful for this challenge. May your creativity spread wings and fly in all sorts of fantastic directions - we are looking forward to see where your flights of fantasy take you.
For my first example I have made an A3 journal page with something of everything. The wonderful rhinoceros from Albrecht Dürer seems to be astonished by the little hippos splashing in a pond. Froggy is fishing, a little mouse is having fun, and a lady is emerging from a flower. One of the Gibson girls is staring haughtily at a mysterious lady in a mask, and they are both being slowly over grown with climbing plants. Mr Umbrella Man is walking calmly through this strange jungle, doing his own thing, and perhaps wondering about the huge birds over his head....Just let your fantasy lead you into a strange land, and enjoy being there! I painted the background with acrylics, made the circles with a loo roll, and stenciled the Umbrella Man with a mix of blue and black paint. The other elements were collaged, and then I added some doodling for the plants and branches. This was fun to make, I enjoy just watching it grow.
I woke up very early this morning, sat at my desk drinking coffee, and watched the day dawning. The lights in the background are planes coming down to land.
Birds of a feather:
A hungry hawk:
Lucky went for walk in the stairwell:
A beach crow:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by.