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    Art Journal Watercolor Portrait

    Watercolor and art journaling works well together. It’s extremely portable and yields colorful results. I made this image while half-sitting, half-reclining on the sofa with a toothache. It’s a holiday weekend so I have to wait for the dentist office to open in a couple of days. I have enough energy to work in an art journal but not to work sitting up at my work desk. Watercolor that is in a travel set is a perfect partner for an art journal. I use a water brush and skip the water container. Even when I feel 100% I use the Sakura watercolors and water brush in my art journal. Add a pencil…

  • Grace Mendez Art Journal Face

    Art Journal Faces

    I make a lot of faces of women in my art journal. It’s one of my favorite things to do in a journal. I’ve noticed most of the faces are about the same. They are looking straight ahead and have crazy hair or flowers for hair. As you can see, once in a while, I change them up. I borrowed Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Faces from the public library and was inspired to make a more whimsical face with a crown and eyelashes.  All four of these art journal faces are made with watercolor, some with a little bit of pencil and marker. You don’t need a lot of fancy…