Corinne maakt

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Doodle butterfly

I’m catching up on lessons from Life Book 2016. Life Book is a year long course hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing, with a lesson each week from a line up of at least 25 different teachers. I have hardly been able to do these lessons until now. But I really felt like it by now. Nice change of theme (something other than abstract for once) and to try a different technique.


This piece is done after a lesson by Tamara Laporte, in which she shows using spray ink and doodling a butterfly.  I started spraying colors with gusto and soon found out I made the background far too dark. Rather than starting over I decided to add gesso on top to see what would happen. From then whenever I tried to add more ink – to get vibrancy back – they seeped into the gesso, leaving me with a vague color. I ended up giving it my own twist adding gelatos on top to get a more vibrant look in the background. I could try to make the butterfly pop more, but decided to call it done. Time to move to the next piece or next lesson.

May 21, #264/365


5 comments on “Doodle butterfly

  1. tanja1965
    May 28, 2016

    Erg mooi geworden

  2. Jill Kuhn
    May 29, 2016

    I like it just the way it is! 😃 And I love the design in your butterfly – did you use a black Micron pen for the details? 💕🎨

    • corinnebekker
      May 29, 2016

      Thanks, Jill. I don’t remember – either a Micron pen or a Faber Castell Pitt pen.

  3. mini ART tour
    May 29, 2016

    Looks great ..

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