Today was one of those perfect rainy Sunday afternoon/evenings when making art and listening to the last chapters of Harry Potter #7 on the ipod was the perfect way to spend my time.
I had already drawn a rough sketch to work from so it was just a matter of bringing my idea from the ethers into form.
Lately I've been working a lot with a combination of markers & pens starting out with a light pencil sketch which I then work into with layers of permanent colored marker, pitt pens in sepia & sanguine, microns, opaque markers, gel pens & metallic pens. I love the richness and saturation I can get with these and the speed and ease of use with them.
In addition to the start of the spread, I also illustrated the inside cover page which contains all my contact info and such (blurred for public privacy purposes)
I still want to create something for the very front cover however I think I may create it separately and glue it on when it comes back to me completed to protect it from wear and tear on the road. I also want to decorate the back pocket as well as design a set of hexagon shaped tags for everyone to sign in so that the book has a special place for each of us.
I hope you all have as much fun creating yours as I have had doing mine & may it perahps help to get you excited for your own process!