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Art Journal Every Day: End of June 2018

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

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I definitely go through periods with my art journal.  Sometimes I hate the pages -- but I just keep going.  Sometimes I love the pages -- and I just keep going until the good ideas run out.  And the cycle continues.  This is a good stretch.  I love all three of the journal spreads I'm sharing with you today.

To me, this portrait is the epitome of the phrase, "grotesquely beautiful."

I love the lettering on this page too, though I do wonder if it's overkill and the portrait should be the only focus of this page?

This next page is very un-me and yet I absolutely love it! (I really must develop my vocabulary.)

I find the graphic simplicity of this page absolutely striking.

This last page is also graphic and simple.

I'm trying to think if there are some similarities between these three pages I love?

  • They're all fairly unified with strong focal images.
  • The "backgrounds" are all in the pastel family and yet still pigmented.
  • There's an asymmetrical balance in all three pages.

I find that analyzing why I like my own work can often help me create more work I like.  The next time I sit down to art journal, I can think of the three things in the list above and focus on those!

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