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October 23, 2007
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Journal pages by FabianMonk Journal pages by FabianMonk
Alright, so this is more or less the key thing we're doing at Uni right now. Every Monday we get a list of artists that we have to research, and then do a journal page about. Basically we're supposed to include some info about each artist and then draw one of their artworks, or something in their style or something along those lines, and this is my journal so far. I decided to include everything I got up to this point, the good the bad and the ugly. Some of these I am proud of, some I seriously never want to speak of again, and most are somewhere in between. These journal pages are my acquaintance with traditional media though, so even though right now I got a long way to go, I am confident that, in time, I'll get a better grasp of it.
I am far too lazy to list the tools used for each individual image, but my repertoire goes something like this: pencils, colored pencils, pastels, chalk, conte, acrylics, a whole lot of watercolor, and a little guache.

ALSO, since the original size of this image is of somewhat gargantuan proportions, I decided to make the real size download only. Don't want to crash any browsers or nothing. For those of you with slower bandwidth however, I also have this journal update split up into three parts (they're still pretty big though), which you can access
here: [link]
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and here: [link]

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kleinir Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow. This a great idea to improve your skills through your sketch book, while improving your creativity as well ^^ I'm liking it.
Skullz747 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Amazing work.
sarazita Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
your Chuck Close imitation/journal is absolutely awesome..genius!
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much. You really made some very thoughtful comments, thank you for taking the time!
whitefire-06 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
so how do you get the paper the tea like color? you know to look like the art supplies and Da Vinci picture, I love of all the art work, I hope I can create like that when I get to college.
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I just color the paper with watercolor. :]
whitefire-06 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Oh ok, silly me, should have guess that. Thank you.
thee-to-me Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Good god, you are fucking amazing. Like, totally incredible. The Da Vinci!


pichu4850 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
whoa.. pretty sweet! I love each different theme each one has, kind of (with the artists things you mentioned) and each one is so.. different (: love them.
azaryu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
aaah! amazing!!
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