The Journal 52 challenge this week is include an animal in your art. My drawing skills are minimal so I have to use my imagination for this one.
I started with a gessoed background and then added joint compound to the whole page. I wanted a lot of texture so I took the flat side of a Catalyst blade and made peeks in the joint compound. The surface reminded me of the stucco textured walls in the house where I grew up.
Next I used watered down acrylic paint in yellow, blue and green to make drips on the page. The texture made the drips do wonderful things. Last I lightly dragged an ink pad across the peaks so they show up better.
Scooter, the dog, was made from torn paper. He looked too flat so I used a stipple brush and gesso to make his a little 3D.
Link: Journal 52, Paint Party Friday, Artist Play Room