Friday, March 23, 2018
Lisa working in Roz's Art Nouveau Journal!
It's wonderful to start a new journal round! All of the themes that our participants have chosen are really interesting, and for once, I'm thinking in advance about what I shall do in these journals...!
I had to do some research on Art Nouveau when I received Roz's journal; I was always getting confused between Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Probably still will, but I think Art Nouveau is more classical in style, and less geometric.
One thing I discovered - I have always loved the art 'posters' of the late 1800s by Toulouse-Lautrec, but did not know they were Art Nouveau! Gustav Klimt and Alphonse Mucha were also prolific in this period. Mucha's posters are just gorgeous, so I decided to do one in his style!
I actually took a few progress pics while I was doing this page, so shall share them here!
I gessoed my page and then drew a rough sketch of my girl, using old photos and Mucha's posters for inspiration.
Next I inked in all of my lines with my trusty Pitt pen. I have a variety of sizes of these, and also love Uni Pin and Micron pens - they're all waterproof so great to use with watercolour.
And lastly I watercoloured my poster, trying to keep the colour palette similar to that which Mucha used!
Hope you like this Roz; I enjoyed coming up with my own version of an Art Nouveau poster!
Cheers, Lisa x