Art Journal Card – Oblivious

Sometimes we don’t see what is in front of our faces. When I made the second piece in the National Geographic series, I didn’t realize how it reflected my life until the end.

You see, I have been eating better in hopes of not only losing weight but to also fix my lack of energy problem. Well, during the creation process I just was thinking how I loved the colors. How the brown and pink made the green just pop out! When I finished the piece, it hit me. This journal entry was about my picking healthier things over desserts. I mean confetti is flying out of the lettuce. 🙂 The lettuce is also parading its win over a piece of chocolate, and that is why I called it Vegetable Celebration.

Steps

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1. After pasting the image from the National Geographic magazine down on the paper, I took to my Peerless watercolor papers to add a molted effect to the background. The pink watercolor matched quite nicely to the pink in the image, woot!

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2. This step involved adding my zendoodle, i.e., the explosion of confetti. I also added the pink triangle cutouts to the doodle. Then I decided to pull some of the green from the lettuce out into the rest of the canvas by adding green tips to the pink triangles.

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3. The final touches were all that was left to do. I added some shadows and highlights with charcoal. White charcoal pencils were new to me, and I enjoyed using it to add a bit of lightness to a rather dark piece.

Process Video

National Geographic Series

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