Above: A sketch of lilies made using a Bienfang Watercolor Brush (orange) and Daniel Smith Watercolors. (My yellow pan was empty, hence the note). Made at the MCBA Visual Journal Collective's March 17 meeting. Handmade journal, 8 x 8 inch square (approx.), Gutenberg, first page spread in my new journal; you can see a little bit of the cover paper on the left edge. Click on the image to view an enlargement. (No black, the dark areas are dark neutrals made with complementary colors.)
In June last year, so not that long ago. I posted a Project Friday about working in different styles, taking different approaches. I mentioned Matt Madden's "99 Ways to Tell a Story." You can read the full post at that link. I suggest you do.
Left: Second sketch made on the same evening, taking a decidedly different approach, using a Staedtler Pigment Liner and Daniel Smith Watercolors. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
I decided to start The Hiatus with this post because even though I said I wouldn't match images of my sketches with revisted posts I've done just that. Sometimes synchronicity is too obvious to avoid.
Also, I thought this was a perfectly timely post because of the fast approaching April 1 start date for International Fake Journal Month. So many people are thinking about this exact issue of styles as they work out who their character is this year.
If you go to the MCBA VIsual Journal Collective Facebook page you'll find a bunch of photos group co-ordinator Suzanne Hughes took of us sketching flowers (a sort of wishing for spring event—you sort of have to live in Minnesota). It was a great meeting, come join us sometime!