Since my discovery of the art journal I have been obsessed! With some of my Christmas money, I purchased my very first Moleskine art journal. It has a black leather cover and the pages in a Moleskine are ideal for art journaling. The one I got had the purple cover slip and it is called a sketchbook. They sell them at most art stores and also at Barnes and Noble. The one I got was $17.95. A little pricey, but soooo worth it. The pages are smooth and thick and buttery colored. I am in love!
One of the things that I really wanted for 2011, was to expand on what little art knowledge I have acquired thus far. You tube has been an invaluable tool and I fell in love with the artwork of Suziblu. She is a sweet, free-spirited young woman that makes art journaling videos. She has a blog at suziblu.typepad.com. I went to her blog and found that she also does online art classes, most of which are self-paced downloadable videos. I have really wanted to learn more about drawing faces and she had the perfect set of classes called Stylized Faces. It is actually 3 classes in one and it was only $35.00! I have to say that it was really worth it. I am only through the first few lessons and I have already seen a huge improvement.
Side bar: I am not affiliated with Suziblu...she doesn't even know who I am. I am just a very satisfied customer who wants to share with others the great tools I have found. :)
Anyway, here's a picture of what I have done so far. I have a set of Prismacolor Colored Pencils being shipped to me as we speak. As soon as those come in, I will be able to move onto the coloring lessons and make my sweet faces come to life with color, color, color!