I had some time away from other responsibilities tonight, and was able to kill a few hours, so I made another addition to the "bug book." A good friend brought this Stag Beetle to me the other day, something he found at work. This guy is actually the largest beetle in North America, and I scored it! WOOHOO!
Anyway, here's what the page is starting to look like:
Here's the little bugger while he was pinned, and waiting to dry into final shape.
The other day, when I posted on Facebook a quick photo of an insect related "journaling" moleskine, I was accused of "holding out." And so here are a few pages recently completed from that little compilation. The last one was done at our church's youth conference that I returned from today.
I'm not really liking the pages or paper in this particular moleskine because it is to thick and poster-paper-ish that watercolor is impossible (it doesn't absorb) and when I draw with pen and ink, it seems to sit on top of the paper, instead of penetrate. So, I am using prismacolor pencils to add color, and I'm not convinced that it is working the way I like...but, I will finish, at least, with the sketchbook before moving back to the paper I'm accustomed to.
I love to write and draw, hence the creation of leakingmindjuice.blogspot.com and sketchpot.blogspot.com. I write and sketch to fill a void, but if it proves interesting to others then it's good for us both...Enjoy!