So I made this little art book, just for out and about travelling to work and things.
I made it with strips of long paper all folded together…..lemme show you
I splattered a huge sheet of recycled drawing paper with watercolour paint….Jackson Pollock style. (That cup of orangey liquid, is watercolour water….its not juice, heh!)
Then waited for it all to dry, before tearing into 4 long strips. I may have used a hairdryer……it helps move the paint around too.
Then I folded up the strips into equal sections, making the pages of the book. What I love about this is are the details that emerge in the smaller format. So many are missed when viewing a large sheet, but making it smaller just brings a different persepective to the artwork. I see shapes and patterns that I didn’t notice before.
Stick a cover on it, doodle around the colourful shapes that I see, and make art. Its quite interesting making something out of random blobs and dots. And having some colour already on the pages, takes away that “oh what can I draw on this pristine white sheet of paper?” feeling.
I’m going to make another one now – it only takes about 20 mins to do (including drying time)