Topic: Sketch Challenge
This is a sketch I would never have chosen to do if it had not been for this self-challenge (to use every one of the Operation Write Home sketches - in order). Since I'm not allowing myself to skip any sketches it was time to grit my teeth and press on. Here is OWH sketch 139:
In my opinion, this sketch is ghastly. So, in order to use it, I had to 're-imagine' it into something I could work with. My thought process went something like this: "what an awful shape... what can I use that is an interesting shape but not awful... I could fussy-cut something... that large butterfly I colored has some scroll-y edges...what if I used that whole image instead of half an ugly shape... oh, I like where this is going... just need some solid papers in the right colors... found 'em... let's glue this thing!"
I had used three golden tone markers and a teal marker for coloring the butterfly and cut it out leaving a thin white border around it. I chose solids in apricot and teal for the upper and lower backgrounds and a grid for the crosspiece. A strip of tissue tape with butterflies settles the apricot.
The colors on this are SO far off (stupid camera).
I added a Dazzles sentiment in gold across the grid strip.