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This is another spread from my in-studio journal. The size of this journal allows me to use some of the practice sketches I want to hold on to. These drawings in Pentel Pocket Brush Pen were done on heavyweight paper and cut out and glued to the background. The face on the right was moved in from the edge of the page because I didn't want to lose all that lovely color.
I didn't do any journaling on this page for days. Something I'm trying to let go of (finishing pages all at once, as far as image and text are concerned). When I did add text to the page it didn't relate to the faces at all. And I am really enjoying this approach.
Left: A before photo of just the background. Sadly the color is really out of whack. One of the downsides of a journal this large is that it doesn't fit on my scanner. I don't keep the photo lights up and ready all the time. I figure it's more important that you get an impression of the whole than wait until I have time to set up the lights. (You can see the blue is pretty washed out in this photo.)