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Old 12-06-2010, 11:49 PM
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Jackie's 12 Joys of December

For this challenge I am using an A4 sketchbook 110gsm cartridge paper. It is pretty flimsy and not standing up well to water but it will do!

I just received a Dick Blick order yesterday - my set of 72 Inktense pencils and some other stuff, so I had to jump in and use them Although the paper is struggling I love the colours.

Day 1 is brown Medallion drawing pen with a mix of FaberCastell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils and inktense...



Not the best of scans, you can see the paper has cockled but you get the idea!

Day 2 - Medallion drawing pen with inktense pencils....
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Oh WOW, Jackie. I love this book already. The teddies are just adorable and the angel is beautful as a cover/first page combo. . . all those sayings are awesome and the way you laid out both pages. So creative!!
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Wow, Jackie, you almost make me want to get excited about Xmas! These are great...

... and I had to look up Medallion pens - I want one of those brown ones, I'll have to start looking!
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Delightful work Jackie.

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Jackie - Your day 1 is awesome!!! I just love the sketch and the writing around the page. Day 2 is precious....both the teddies and the messages. You are setting a very high bar here!!! Thanks for sharing these.
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Re: Jackie's 12 Joys of December

Oh my! These are so precious. You have such a delightful way of combining words and pictures. I love how you are using the inktense. (I really must add that to my list for Santa. )
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Creative, and wonderfully done - as usual!
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Great work Jackie! These look awesome!
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Re: Jackie's 12 Joys of December

Jackie, the whimsey in your works just brings a smile and lifts the heart!! I also want to hear how you like the Inktense. Carry on!
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Re: Jackie's 12 Joys of December

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the time taken to reply in this busy month

I am enjoying the colours of the Inktense, there are some beauties in the 72 set. They are much more vibrant than a lot of watercolour pencils that I would normally use, but I love them for sketchbook doodling and when I get the chance I have some watercolour paper stretched ready to try them on a more polished piece

Day 3 - angel ornaments that I saw on the internet inspired these three. I hope to experiment with different illustration styles over the 12 days (inktense with the brown medallion pen)



PS I don't mean this challenge to take on a religious theme, but I am currently fascinated with the quotes and information I am finding on angels. I think the main theme I am aiming at with this challenge is to find some beauty and inspiration within my world - and December tends to lead to me to start pondering the "meaning of life" and why are we here sort of stuff.
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Re: Jackie's 12 Joys of December

Aw.. . the is so cute. Love the title. You are doing awesome with those inktense. . . I have 24 but I have not used them too much as I have a tendency to use too much water on the waterbrush.
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Re: Jackie's 12 Joys of December

Jackie, these are beautiful! You have a theme with Christmas and angels. Your calligraphy is so spontaneous and elegant, the different styles all connect with the calligraphy and composition and bright holiday colors. Gorgeous three pages. Looking forward to more!

This is something you could publish as a mini-book. I mean that. All those inspirational and seasonal messages would be very popular, each page has both pictures and lovely text.
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Re: Jackie's 12 Joys of December

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lead to me to start pondering the "meaning of life" and why are we here sort of stuff

Jackie, I see you are tackling the easy stuff!

Another nice page BTW.
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The angel ornaments are wonderful. Looking forward to 4.
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