A while back I showed you a page in my art journal that was just a scribbled background. I call this kind of page an “underpinning” because it is what will end up under whatever else goes on the page. It may or may not show in the final version. I’m making a section in my journal of various type of underpinnings. I’m showing you this one this week because I’m working with teal, yellow and grey.

I’m creating a section in my art journal for things that I call “underpinnings”. These are basically ways to break the blank page syndrome that befalls all artists from time to time. It’s also a good way to pull out your supplies and try new things, because you can always cover it up and move on if you really don’t like it. So this is my first one. It was done using Caran d’Ache Neocolor II crayons on “raw”, not gessoed paper.