I started this week’s art journal mixed media piece with no particular subject in mind , except that I wanted to create something light and colourful. I sketched out the scene in watercolour and collage . The corals and plants are drawn from my imagination . It was done quite quickly and then I thought about how to make the fish really stand out from the background . I decided that collaged paper could be the answer . I have seen so many great ideas on line about creating your own collage papers . So l took a sheet of cartridge paper and scribbled some black lines with a marker pen . Then I used a simple template for the cut out fish and arranged them in a pleasing shape . And I have some collage paper leftover for another project !
I hope you feel a bit cheered up by my whimsical underwater scene – it certainly lifted my spirits !
A bonus picture – Sunflowers
A quick sketch in pencil and watercolour in my tiny sketchbook. I finished this in about fifteen minutes – ( almost ) instant art . See more flowers in my gallery .