Hi again :),
I made these pages last night, so I could link them up to Art Journal Cafe's latest challenge; Monochrome. Yes, even when I have not completely blogging a few other older pages. They will have to wait :).
I have done monochromatic pages before but this time, I used sadder colors. I totally LOVE black!. With limited colors, I tried to vary the black tones (few shades of black, gray and white) with some green hues. Hope I didn't break any rules here :).
I like to imagine myself walking trough a dark enchanted forest where pretty but sad blooms thrive on the ground :). I simply doodled some flowers with gray & white wax crayons, which later would resist black ink wash. I then wrote 'never never give up' with a correction pen.
To add dimension to the foreground, I stamped more flowers with black and white gesso. The crumpled tissue paper in the background really added depth to my pages when washed with watered-down black india ink. I could almost see strange tree branches and curious light coming from the deep forest, LOL. (I know I get carried away, I LOVE Alice in Wonderland movie too much).
I especially like this post. It felt like I'm illustrating a scary scene in a children story book :). In actuallity, they are pages to remind me NOT to give up making art. That's all I have.
I like to take this opportunity to wish all my Muslim friends a good Eid Mubarak or "Hari Raya Aidilfitri" as we Malaysians call it. Have a great and safe festivity tomorrow!.