I completed another spread in my character journal. The moleskine paper really crinkles and rolls up with collage and a lot of wet media, but I kind of like that. I noticed the paper can tear easily at the inside seam and probably should start putting masking tape there before I cover the page with gesso.
I applied gesso to both pages, let it dry and then added some collage. I used acrylic paints for the background along with some gesso scraped through drywall tape to create the small white circles. I drew in the character with a charcoal pencil. I used some quinacridone nickel azo gold paint mixed with titan buff for shading her skin. I used colored pencils to add more detail to her face and dress and a black pitt pen to outline her facial features.
I had a wonderful Christmas but it can be so tiring. I am looking forward to some down time and some art time.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year!