Friday, April 30, 2010

International Fake Journal Finale


6 in x 9 in Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook, Winsor & Newton watercolors, PITT Pen
We say farewell to Corsica and International Fake Journal Month. The idea for the silhouette came to me earlier in the week. It is representing the mountains, church steeple, village, citadel, Geneose bridge, Geneose tower and a sailboat. The 737 represents Fake Me flying off in to the sunset. I am rather proud of my 737 free hand drawing.
A few thoughts and comments on the Fake Journal I wanted to include:

6 in x 9 in Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook, Winsor & Newton watercolors, PITT Pen

To complete the end page I printed a copy of the Corsican flag. Using a graphite stick, I applied it to the back of the printout and then traced over the lines leaving a pencil outline on the original page. I then filled in the lines and image with a PITT Black brush pen.

6 in x 9 in Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook, PITT Pen
The final journal with all pages filled. The journal has 48 sheets of paper. I completed 46 two page spreads, four one page spreads for a total of 96 pages. I am amazed I did all this in one month.
6 in x 9 in Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook

4 comments:

EVA said...

Hi Suzanne,

You did a FABULOUS job!!! It felt like I was there too, reading all your entries! The last image is excellent! Beautiful.

I've now finished as well though I still have to post the last few pages and write-up my thoughts about the process. Tomorrow.

I'll have to remember and follow up next year to see what ideas you'e got in mind!

All the best,
EVA

meinhild said...

I followed your journal with interest, but did not read everything because of time. But I really enjoyed the page layouts and coulors you used. Keep on sketching.

mo said...

i loved how you did your fake journal. you did a wonderful job with it, it felt like a real trip ;)

i'm doing one next year, since i couldn't get to it this year as planned, and it's very similar to yours. doubt i'll do sketching, though, since that's not my forte. but i so admire how you incorporated sketches into your pages. very creative and imaginative journal ;)

Alex said...

I really like the one with the airplane taking off... =) it reflects to what I used to do alot