Monday, April 30, 2012

Fake Journal: Real Girl

Watercolor, and gouache on
Canson Mi Tientes paper.

Text reads:
modern phenomenon. "cuteness."
loveable, adorable or cute...
a prominent aesthetic of Japanese 
popular culture...

Click on any image to
view enlargement.

Thirty days  in April...the
Fake Journal ends with the month.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fake Journal: Stone Lantern

Entry from April 2, 2012,
Watercolor and red gel pen on 
blue  Canson Mi Tientes paper.

April 24, 2012.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fake Journal: Realism Not Required

'Fake Journal' entry created
first with pencil sketch, then 
painted in gouache.

Transcript of the above:

The Way of Tea exemplifies elegant need not require opulence.
But the Way of Tea has become rigid ceremony...

Strict adherence to reality is not required.
Asymmetry is beauty. Omitting background
details is quite permissible to give the subject
prominence. The rhythm and variety of
negative space enrich the composition.

Why not simplify the subject to its essence?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fake Journal: Stones

Watercolor on Canson Mi Tientes paper.
Brush work without any preliminary sketching.
Sharpie pen and red gel pen.
Click on any image to enlarge, then you can see
that the "chops" are drawn rather than stamped.

Chop: seal or official stamp; method of 
"signing" the artist's name as an indication
of authenticity. Traditionally in red.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fake Journal: Fruit

 Capture true sweetness
of a single piece of fruit;
 feeds more than the eye.

Fake Journal entry for April 19, 2012.
Canson Mi Tientes paper, 
watercolor, Sharpie pen 
and red gel pen.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fake Journal. Real Flowers.

The Fake Journal continues...
watercolor and pen on Canson Mi Tientes paper.
Red gel pen used to create a "chop,"
the date, and time of the art's completion.

Click on any image to enlarge.

Pink faded petals
torn leaves with crisp brown edges,
yet sunshine touches.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Real Art. Fake Journal.

where would you like
to be to make a drawing?
a serene landscape
with infinite possibilities
and unlimited time to
draw and paint
would be ideal...

a twisted tree
makes wonderful shapes
in the surrounding space...
our lives take many

twists and turns...
savor each moment.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

'Fake' Journal Pages

Seek design balance
deceptive simplicity,
harder than it looks.

Friday, April 6, 2012

International Fake Journal Month, April 2012

April is International Fake Journal Month,
a challenge by Roz Stendahl of Roz Wound Up...
create a 'fake' journal.
You can click on the icon in the side bar
to find out more about the challenge,
or to join in.

What if I had an alter ego.
what if there were another 'me'
in an alternate universe?
what if I were someone else entirely?
What would my art journal look like?
Would I even keep one?
For the month of April 2012,
I will explore an alternate awareness.

This little journal is Canson Mi Tientes paper.
It doesn't have many pages since it's only
going to be used for one month.
Pages are watercolor and pen.
Explore this new identity with me...