Saturday, November 01, 2014

My Favorite Homework Assignment Yet!

Jane Filer is one of my favorite acrylic artists, creating amazingly imaginative, wildly colorful and unpredictable paintings. 

So, I was excited when my latest Sketchbook Skool homework assignment was to create an imaginary book cover, done in the style of a favorite artist. Here's an example of her art (can click on any pics to enlarge):

Since my husband and I recently celebrated our 37th anniversary, I chose to make the imaginary book cover for our Wedding Photo Album.

My sweetie proposed to me all those years ago on a bridge at a park, in front of the children's wooden playground.

Doing this assignment brought back such memories. I enjoyed 
doing it very much!

It all started with a line drawing. 
I drew many of the shapes as an homage 
 to Jane Filer, such as pointed arms and 
feet, angel in the air, fish  seeming to 
hover, flower and tree shapes, and
the running rabbit with ears
streaming behind:

I scanned it and played with color 
schemes in photoshop:

And the finished colored sketch:

"The Proposal"

Done in 9 x 12 sketchbook, Pitt pens, watercolor pencils, 
waterbrush, colored pencils, white paint pen, 
and gold Pearl-Ex for the lettering. 

Close ups:

Thanks for looking, and happy sketching!



  1. Love! Love the story and the sketch...and the wedding picture!!

    1. Thanks, Margaret. This was so much fun to do. And I got all misty eyed several times as I worked on it, re-living the memories. Hubby really LIKED this weeks assignment. I treated him soooo nice all week, ha ha.

  2. I can see why you love her art. It's wonderful and inspiring.

    1. Yes, Mary. If she didn't already paint in her style, I think I'd steal it, ha ha!