Here’s an example of how I used my Inspiration Book recently to make a Journal page. I wanted to draw a fresh avocado I had bought but as I have drawn alot of fruit and veg recently, I wanted something a little different. Out came the Inspiration Book and I found two photos that set me off trying out a more unusual composition:
I liked the way the subject was right at the bottom so that the majority of the photo showed the vast empty space of the dog’s surroundings. I did want a more definite horizon image though, and this was the next photo I found in my book:
A bit of imagination, and the avocado in front of me to draw, and this was the result:
You can find some lovely lettering to put on your pages by doing a Google search for Alphabets – I so enjoyed doing this ”A” that I think I might do a whole alphabet of journal pages with different lettering for each.
I used a palette of just three primary colours - Winsor Blue, Cadmium Yellow and Permanent Rose, from which I was able to mix a variety of other colours – you really don’t need dozens of tubes of paint as any red, yellow and blue will produce all you need. Try a few different groups of 3 primaries to see what you want for your subject.
I would love to see what you come up with by using your Inspiration Book – do send me stuff!