Sunday, February 16, 2014

WE DO NOT NEED MAGIC TO CHANGE THE WORLD

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."
J.K. Rowling


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!

Collage before the pen work
Until next time….

Hugs,
Ginny

4 comments:

  1. Ithink it great and enjoyed your process

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    1. Thank you Monica. I hope that my art inspires.

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  2. Stunning! And the best part for me...a Teesha Moore wannabee, is having the 'before and after' images documented. Thanks so much for always demonstrating your process--it's very educational and inspiring.

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I am glad to know that the" before and afters" help. Several artists that I follow use this process and it has been very helpful to me. Glad that I can "pay it forward."

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