Art Journal Every Day: July Inspiration
July 29, 2016
If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish anything or even like it. If you've done some art journaling this week, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek. Even if you're not on social media, you can see everything (from twitter, pinterest, instagram, and facebook) that uses that hashtag here.
I took a quick looksie through the Art Journal Every Day hashtag page and I thought I'd share some art that I found inspiring. I tried to include a thought about why I liked the image and how it might influence me. I hope that you'll find these images inspiring as well!
I like the thin pen lines. One of the things a workshop teacher once told me is that you need to vary line weight in your work. It's something that I don't always do, but I'm trying to be better about it.
There's a freedom in this that appeals to me. There are no constraints of reality. And I love the patterning in the big pink flower.
I'm not sure if that face is a bit of collage taken from a print of a Picasso or simply in the style of Picasso, but I love the emotional story it tells, especially paired with the stamped quote!
Aggressive paint strokes. Big hole in one side. Love it.
There's real emotion in that face. I feel deep sadness. I so often find that faces in art journals (my own included) are simply pretty. I'm always excited to see one with soul!
Awesome collage! Look at those eyes and those brows! That's a wolf with personality. And I adore the addition of the half circles along the left edge.
I have always liked compositions where only part of the face can be seen. This one is no exception.
I want this pattern on a dress, on a bag, on my plates, just in my life in general.
When I saw this page I immediately knew that I liked it, but it took me a moment to be able to articulate why. It's the composition. I love the way the focal image guides your eye so clearly across the page.
I'd love to know what inspires you about these pages? And be sure to post your pages online and hashtag them #artjournaleveryday! I know we'd all love to see them!
Thanks for stopping by!