Monthly Archives: February 2016

Life Book 2016 – Project 1: The Happy Traveller

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This year I enrolled in an online mixed media class called Life Book.  Our first project was to create ourselves as a “happy traveller”.  It was suggested that we choose 1 or 2 animals to accompany us on our “journey”.  I chose the owl for wisdom and the elephant for its devotion to family, as well as being the mascot for my favorite college team.

I was definitely intimidated by this project as I have never drawn a face before but thought I’d give it a try.  This project was made on 140 lb watercolor paper.  I used graphite pencils, watercolor pens, watercolor crayons, watercolor pencils, non-water soluable pencils, acrylic paints, collage material, gel medium, gesso, and permanent ink pens.  It took many hours but I am happy with how she came out!

Dawn's Happy Traveller