Wednesday, 18 March 2009

My Bleedin' Sketchbook!

Can you see how the paint has bled into the paper in the wrong direction? I want to love this sketchbook but I don't yet. But I've been using it to work out ideas for a couple of pictures. One will be about yoga and one will involve dancing fish.I'm also making a mother's day card with a peacock on it and using inks on top of watercolour.

Memo to self: Don't play with quick drying inks when you're wearing your best jumper.
I'm not going to photograph it to show you because I've had to rush to the tap to wash it off before it got a proper hold!


Ronnie said...

Use that bleedy sketchbook to make happy paper hats
and paper airplanes. Paint it in crazy swirls and stripes to your hearts content. Tear it to bits for a collage!
I love seeing what you've accomplished since my last visit.
Yah! You won Sandy's cool cat.

barbi malibu said...

lovely illustrations!

soulbrush said...

the love will grow, slowly slowly, cute froggie.

Jessie Lilac said...

I hear what you're saying Ronnie, I'm slowly learning to love it though so won't be ripping it up anytime soon!
Thanks Barbi :)
I think you're right Joss, thanks! :)

Diane said...

Oh, but the way the frog looks is perfect! Hope the jumper came clean.

krisztina maros said...

oh, that frog and fishes are so lovely!

sketched out said...

Ooooh! I love the little frog! I know what you mean about not wearing your favorite clothes whilst painting... oye!

Jessie Lilac said...

Yes it did thanks Diane, I managed to catch it quick enough thank goodness!
Thanks Krisztina :)
Thanks Linda, I always forget though!

tlc illustration said...

I don't mind the froggy bleeds at all. Makes it very spontaneous looking. :-) (I do hate learning curves though - so I totally hear what you're saying!)