I sat down this week, and took a look at a bunch of posts on Instagram with the hashtags #visualjournal and #visualjournaling. At first, I was struck by the sheer number of posts and the diversity, but then I was struck by how different my journaling approach is. That’s definitely not a bad thing, but unlike many people who use observational drawing or acrylic paint, I tend to use a lot of geometric shapes and transparent materials. Also, I tend to use mundane, personal fodder instead of magazine images or vintage ephemera. In the spread that I made today for the video, I used Derwent Inktense to build up layers of shapes and color, and I used lots personal fodder. I also used POSCA markers, which is a new material for me, and I’ve only been using them for a few weeks.
One interesting thing with the video, is that for some reason, the color was very off, and the purple Inktense pencils I used, look very blue. Oh well!
It’s always fun to make these videos.