Monday, June 24, 2013

The Blob Book is Complete!

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited to show you the last two inside pages and the front & back covers of my BLOB Book that is now complete!

I started it last Fall in October 2012 at my Sister's Art Retreat!

Melanie and I took a wonderful Drawing Workshop with Carla Sonheim through Art Camp for Women.

Here are all of my posts showing all of the drawings in my magical Blob Book that I just LOVE.

It was so FUN to see these splashes of paint show me shapes to trace and color in whenever I wanted to just relax and create!

Each character seemed to just arrive and say hello every time I pulled out my pencils, markers and glitter glue pens!

Here is the page you saw above that I made using a simple set of kid's watercolor paints!

All you do is lightly swirl, splatter or swish the paint on a piece of watercolor paper leaving space for the white paper to show.

You do not have to lay a lot of swishes down, and it is best to really water down your colors to keep them light and transparent for you to be able to see your creatures in your blobs.

Then I just let them dry, folded the pages and cut random scallops on the edges to make a FUN edges instead of hard corners.

It also made the pages different sizes from each other which allows you to draw creatures that actually are partly on one page and partly on the one underneath if you would like!

Then you just take your pencil and find the creatures in your blobs and trace around them.

There are no rules!

You add any faces, expressions and colors & textures that you want when you color them in!

I just used colored pencils, watercolor paints, markers, and glitter glue pens to color mine in.

It was so FUN, easy and relaxing to do!

Front Cover

Back Cover

Ta Da!

My first Blob Book is complete!

I cannot wait to make more!

I love that I did not rush through this process and just let the book evolve over 6 months.

If I would have done it all at once, each page would have looked the same!

But by spreading it out, I was able to have a clean slate each time I sat down and pick up new colors, markers and even glitter at the end!

These are things I never would have done if I did it all at once!

Now my book is even richer and, in my mind and heart, has a whole life and story on each page that I created!

Thank you so much for always looking at what I am making!

It is so FUN to share it with you!

You really make my world a very special place to be!



tubby3pug said...

what a cool book

urban hounds

Barbara Schwartz said...

What a joy to read this in the wee hours of a California morning when I've been awake most of the night waiting to leave for a medical procedure in another hour and a half. I adore your colors. I have her book in my library and have been waiting to be less busy and productive in other ways so I can begin channelling her into my work. You are an inspiration. Thanks.

Monique said...

That's so funny how you made these. They look great and they make a lovely book.

Lori Wostl said...

Your book is delightful! This is one exercise I am just not good at! I love the idea, I have tried about 3 different books, and mine cannot seem to wrap around corners and slide down the page...sigh. Well I'll keep practicing. Thanks for showing us.
Lori W. at Art Camp for Women

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Oh wow, your blob book is superb Melissa! I love the whale so much, the glitter is the perfect touch!
I really enjoy doing blob paintings - you never know what animal is going to appear next.
Lynne x

Mitch and Molly said...

Your blog book is a work of art, Melissa! It is so colorful and so creative and so beautiful ☺

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We love you blob book so much!
It so happy and colorful and we love to look at all the cute little faces that are hiding and want to be seen!