April 17, 2018

HappyNotebook No.2 is finished


A few months ago I wrote a blog entry to showcase my very first handmade notebook. It was my second doodle notebook, but the first one I had made entirely from scratch.
And now I am proud to say that I have finished filling it with random, happy and colorful doodles :)
Here they are, and here are some of their stories :


The right one is inspired by the amazing art of Melanie April.


As this blog shows, I am digital artists learning to do traditional illustration. When working in a digital medium my comfort zone can be described with these two words "warm colors". I hated using blues and greens on the screen. I hated the way they turned out in print, I had trouble mixing them with warmer tones. When I turned to traditional mediums, I tried to reproduce what I did in digital and thus, use mainly warm colors. But my watercolor teacher kept pushing me to cross the line to the cold side of the force! And so I did. And surprisingly, I love cold tones. I love to use the above blues, and greens and this cold yellow that goes so well with them. 


I have always wanted to do a dreamcatcher. 


The right image is inspired by this postcard, which was sent to me by Robyn from Singapore. 


This Christmas I did watercolor postcards for some of my penpals all over the world. The blue one on the right was my favorite, so I kept it :P


The left side was inspired by the art of Suzy Taylor.


The illustration on the right was the sketch for a wedding invitation I did. 


The page on the left is extremely thick because it contained no less than three drawings. Each was disappointing to me, so each got covered. It is still a mess, but an acceptable one.




This right page is inspired by the fun and happy art of Elise Gravel.


Left: My favorite quote of all times: "I promise if you keep searching for everything beautiful in this world, you will eventually become it."
Right: The Pantone color of the year is ultraviolet. I just had to do a drawing in honor of that.


Stary 
Stary night
Paint your palette blue and grey... 


When I cut the pages for this notebook, I did not pay attention to the text on the music book I used. And one day, while browsing my happy notebook, I was surprised to read the phrase on the left: "I order to progress fast, you should never tackle more that one difficulty at once". It seems amazing to me that these words survived the cut and that they make so much sense even without the rest of the sentence which didn't make it. And it seems so amazing that this particular quote ended up in this notebook, a notebook which helped me learn to make the transition from digital to traditional drawing. 


Left side is inspired by the art of Jocelyn Proust.


Left side is inspired by the art of Lindsay Rose.
The right side was done as part of the #geopatterning challenge launched on Instagram by Julianne.


   

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