These two songs were my playlist as I made this page in my art journal.
I took my hymnal and photocopied "My Savior's Love"
I then made a reduced size (75%) copy that would fit in my journal. I did it on white cardstock.
I am going to do step by step to show you how I drew and painted the pansies on my page.
I started by drawing a circle.
Then I drew a petal to the left of the circle. Don't worry about making it perfect because the imperfections is what makes it look more real. I think it looks more like a coloring book if it is perfect.
Next I drew a petal to the right of the circle. I think it looks like a bow tie here.
The next petal is the bottom petal. I think it looks like a 3 turned on the side.
The next petal I overlapped with the left petal. It kinda reminded me of the venn diagrams I had to do in math class.
Then I drew the last petal. overlapping the two adjacent petals.
Then I drew 2 lines for the stem.
To the right of the pansy I am putting a bud. I started by drawing an oval.
I then made the top part of the sepal. It looks like a squished v on its side.
The rest of the sepal look like a M on its side.
For the bud I drew a "C" shape backwards and on its side.
Finished the bud with another smaller curved line.
I drew two little lines to the left of the bud.
Then drew two lines connecting to the two smaller lines to make the stem
I drew on leaf a squished "V" upside down and slanted.
The next leaf started as a single line.
Then I drew a kinda squished rectangle.
Time to paint. To paint my pansies I knew I wanted 3 colors of purple. A Blue/Purple, a Purple, and a Red/Purple. I painted the 3 colors on a scratch paper to see how they looked together.
I painted the bottom petal with the Blue purple. I didn't worry about shape, I just colored in the pencil lines like a coloring book.
I painted this petal with Red/Purple.
Bud with Purple.
This petal with Purple
This part of bud with Blue/Purple
Then I just added some green olive paint brush strokes to make some grass.
I highlighted the words about God's presence with the Purple
and made the ground with the Olive.
I added yellow to the center of the pansy.
I knew I wanted to splatter the page but didn't want it to get on my pansies so I cut up some scrath paper into circles to mask them.
And happily splattered away with all the colors except yellow that I used on the painting.
When I knew for sure that everything was completely dry I carefully erased the pencil marks.
I went to put it in my bible art journal, but it looked too plain.
So I masked the page to the left and slipped a piece of typing paper in between this page and the next, I splattered the journal.
I decided I wanted a little more definition to my flowers so I took some markers. I scribbled them on scratch paper to find ones close in color to my painting. I then just scribble outlined the petals, stems and leaves.
I then went to put it in my journal but it still was missing something.
I decided to take a straight edge and a really deep purple marker to make a frame. I also added the words at the bottom of the journal Abide with me. To combine the two songs I listened to.
I know this was a super long post, but I hope it encourages you to create. Thank you God for your presence that is always with me.