Art Journal: Sketch Book Project - Texture

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Yesterday, you saw the first page I am working on in my new sketchbook. I had done a watercolor grid on the page, as an underpainting.

The next thing I have done is to add texture to the color block using handwriting. Each block is a description of one of the main elements of art. They are: line, shape, space, texture, repetition, value, emphasis and color. The actual text comes from the book “Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media” by Debora Stewart.

I like handwriting used as a background texture. It’s something that is always available because I carry it with me. And it only requires a pen. Here, I did use several pens and coordinated the color of the ink with the color of the block.

On to the next layer!