I found a new sketch challenge site by following Georgia Heald's blog. "Keeping the Best" posts a sketch challenge every two Monday's and it is open to international participation. The Design Team is consisted of some very talented and inspiring ladies, and I'm hoping to become a regular participant there.
I loved this sketch by Angela because of it's archectural elements and it inspired me to create a masculine page featuring one of my brothers.
Here he waiting for the phone call from his prom date to pick her up and take her to the prom. He looks so anxious waiting for that call.
On this page, I used a watercolor technique by applying Kosher Salt to a pool of various colors of Glimmer Mist. Normally in watercolor, we remove the salt after the paint has thoroughly dried and it reveals a lovely texture and effect. In this case, I really loved how the salt added so much texture and height and I chose to preserve it by adding some spray adhesive over the salt areas. The salt stayed in place perfectly. If you're interested in this technique, check out the tutorial I posted prior to posting this page. It's really quite simple.
Here is close up: