Topic: Bible Journaling
When we went on a cruise to the Mediterranean I took along my journaling Bible and colored pencils as a project to work on when not reading, touring, eating, or participating in onboard activities.
The first page I did was actually inspired by the fact that we were at sea.
When designing the netting I kept sketching on scratch paper until I came up with an easy knot to draw. I have no idea if it really 'works' as a knot, but it looks good on paper.
I sketched and inked the net as the first layer then sketched and inked a layer of fish and added two more layers of fish so they would all overlap. All the pencil marks were then erased before coloring the illustration.
I worked a lot on shading so the knots would look 3-dimensional and the fish would cast shadows on each other.
I had taken some photos of pages from lettering books with my phone and used one as a reference for the lettering of the scripture.
I blended the colors from the water and the fish on each of the letters for more interest.