|Raw Ideas Scribbled in my Junk Journal|
I grabbed my junk journal* with black pen** and started sketching lots of faces, hats and scarves in an attempt to capture what I could see in my head. This last page shows where I switched to pencil as I felt I was getting close to what I wanted.
**I use pen so that I can just put ideas down and not get caught up in refining the sketch too early. This is a brainstorming session. The refining will come later.
|Refined Sketch, Junk Journal|
Rather than work out my color scheme in the junk journal, I scanned the page and worked it out on a page I printed off. This allows me more flexibility if I ever decide to use this particular sketch again.
I then redrew the sketch on a piece of watercolor paper and got busy with my brush…and totally forgot to take photos! Oops!
|Lefty the Snowman|
|Righty the Snowman|
Since I came up with a number of ideas on the other brainstorming pages in my junk journal, I'm hoping to create more than one header this year. We'll see if I can scrape together the time!
Using a pen keeps us from getting mired down in the need to "make it perfect" when we're exploring ideas.
How about you? What starts your holidays?