This is a quote by J. K. Rowling that I stumbled upon and thought that it was perfect for my journal page:
"We do not need magic to change the world.
We carry the power we need inside ourselves already.
We have the power to imagine better."
I hadn't planned for it to be about magic. She was going to be a modern day "Alice In Wonderland" but it didn't work out. When I put the rabbit in her hand...she looked more like a magician than Alice. Oh well, sometimes those things happen and you just have to go with the flow!
I drew the top hat as I couldn't find one without going through the trouble of scanning, resizing, etc. It was just easier to draw one from scratch. The chalkboard effect was a pleasant surprise…I drew the radiating lines with white Prismacolor pencil and then roughed in the lettering with a white charcoal pencil. I like the look so much that I quickly grabbed the Krylon Fixatif and gave it a spray. If I had gone over the charcoal lettering with white paint pen in my usual style…it would have competed with the white scrollwork and the white stripes in her shirt. I hope that you like her!
Until next time….
|Collage before the pen work|