A Scrapbook By Any Other Name is A Sketchbook

Hello Citizens of The Blogosphere,

A while back (when I started using artist grade colored pencils), I found that some of them are opaque enough to use on black paper. (See my first attempt at this technique here.) While this effect can be achieved with many different wax based colored pencils, I found that I can get the most vivid color by using Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils.

color-with-audrey-my-favorite-colored-pencils

Last weekend, I bought an album/scrapbook from Goodwill for $1.00. After buying it, I decided that rather than using it as a scrapbook, I was going to use it as a black paper sketchbook.

It’s just what I needed to get my creative juices flowing. This sketchbook inspired me to get back into coloring after spending most of October creating black and white drawings for Inktober. (See my Inktober drawings here.)

Annotated Audrey Black Sketchbook 1
Testing out the paper… Declaring the Start of Another Artistic Journey .

 Here’s a look inside my sketchbook so far…

A Candy Skull to Celebrate the Day of the Dead.

Candy Skull. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2015 ©
Candy Skull. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2015 ©

Some Magic The Gathering Inspired Fan Art.  (Inspired by Liliana.)

The Necromancer. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2015 ©
The Necromancer. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2015 ©

Lunch Break Art: A Girl With Deep Blue Eyes

Deep Blue. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2015 ©
Deep Blue. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2015 ©

More Lunch Break Art: Flower Power

Flower Power. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2015 ©
Flower Power. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2015 ©

Yet another lunch break piece…Colors of the Wind and Air

Colors of The Wind and Air. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2015 ©
Colors of The Wind and Air. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2015 ©

I’ll end this post by sharing a story about an event that pretty much made my week.

While I was drawing during my lunch break one day, one of my coworkers commented on how he thought that the technique I was using was really interesting. So interesting in fact that later that same day, he brought his son to work and asked me if I could show him some of my black paper drawings. Naturally, I was flattered and excited to share the technique. I grabbed my sketchbook and showed the kid my drawings. As I looked into his curious eyes, I realized that inspiration struck him. Without a second thought, I ripped out a chunk of pages from my sketchbook and pulled out my mini colored pencil kit and handed them to him. As I gave him the small token, I told him to create everyday. He thanked me and promised me that he would.

Art and creativity are gifts and the more you share them with others…. the stronger their impact on you.

Be creative and share your creativity with the world.

As always, thank you for taking the time to read this post!sign off

If you like my art or even just found it interesting, follow this blog @ annotatedaudrey.com. Also, like my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram to get updates about new works that I create. If you would like to find out more about me or connect with me on other social media networks…click here to visit my about me page!

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Copyright Notice:

All images contained in this post are copyrighted by the artist. All rights reserved. Please do not use these images without permission.

I encourage you to share these images, but if you do please give me credit, as I work hard to create my art.

Thank You!


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