Thursday, July 19, 2012

Illustration Friday - LOST

This week's Illustration Friday topic is LOST - once again I am cutting it as close as possible posting my picture merely a few hours before the next topic is announced.   
The other day a certain young man in this family had to write "I will feed my lizard in the morning." 50 times.  When he finished he left the finished paper on the counter by a pen - with all kinds of empty space on the back just begging for some doodling.  I was thinking about all the things I needed to do that day and used the ballpoint pen to quickly sketch some girls which inspired the caption - 
"She doodles girls while LOST in thought."
Anyhoo - after I was done I made a copy on the inkjet printer.  I layered old dictionary paper in my art journal covered with a thin layer of gesso and then tried to do a transfer with Golden Soft Gel.  It worked!!  I was so tickled - I've watched Donna Downey do this technique so many times on her Inspiration Wednesday videos but had never braved it myself - easy!! 
Got some letters from my box purchased during an excursion with Kim and then colored one girl with
 hues inspired by the current Play Date Cafe Challenge.
Linking to - Art Journal Every Day and

16 comments:

Janet said...

Your doodled girls are so cute. And you did a transfer! I haven't had any luck with them but I keep trying.

Donna Bowman said...

Great art journal page! Love your doodle girls! Thanks for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe.

Donna Bowman said...

Great art journal page! Love your doodle girls! Thanks for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Very cool drawings...and I like the colored version with the letters! PS I hope the lizard got fed ;)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful interpretation of "lost!"
Your anagram letters look like an amazing art find!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

LiliansArt said...

Popped in from paint party Friday. Lovely faces!

veronica said...

love the "lost in thought" girls!
what great doodles!

Gina Sismilich said...

Wonderful doodled girls - love the finished product - the colors against the black and white sketches. Happy PPF

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I really like the bits of colour against the sketches... and it is is a great finished product...xx

Jill Grace said...

Your art is such an inspiration!

Anne said...

Cool piece you created, starting with a doodle, awesome!

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Love it!

Natasha said...

Really like the doodle faces and lines. Love the contrast of the coloured one and your transfer...stunning. :)

Karen Smithey said...

Love the group of girls with only one colored in--Nice!

Jinny Newlin said...

You must find such relaxation in just doodling. Your beauties are so peaceful, and I love that you've given one of them the pastels of our color story! So stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

What a fab project! When I doodle people I have a girl that I do with plaits!! Love how you've done the background too, so fun! Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us this week over at The Play Date Cafe!