This month's theme over at The Sketchbook Challenge is "Water", and what better way to celebrate the theme than with fish.
Being an Aussie, I naturally love the ocean, and many years ago had a passion for scuba-diving (as many Aussies do). I've dived all over the place, but apart from the Great Barrier Reef off the far north coast of Australia, my next favorite place to dive is the Gulf of Thailand. Crystal clear water, incredible tropical fish and reefs that will literally take your breath away.
I don't dive any more, but I still have a love affair with the ocean and the beautiful creatures that dwell within it.
So, for The Sketchbook Challenge, I thought I'd share an art-journal page I call "Friendship Fish". This spread was done in a journal that I made myself. I don't often make my own journals these days, I have so little time and there are some beautiful sketchbook options around that are very high quality. (This one is my favorite).
"Friendship Fish" was done in acrylic and watercolor pencil with ink writing. It is a metaphoric celebration of a lovely circle of women I love.
Art journals and sketchbooks can be so many things to so many people, I hope you have a ongoing habit with your sketchbook.
Thanks for checking in. xx