Sunday, September 20, 2015

Line Drawing with Lisa Congdon

I'm just loving Creative Bug, an on-line site with lots of great art classes for only $5 a month. I first signed up because Pam Garrison had a great class, Creative Sketchbooking. Just this week I watched a class from Lisa Congdon, a wonderful graphic artist. I took the More Sketchbook Exploration course. I've only watched part 1 of 4, but learned so much already!
The course is about line drawing using a black and white pen.
As you can see, I decided to use a notebook filled with handwriting as my surface, rather than a blank white page.
This is a book my daughter purchased and was put in the donate pile.
I don't think she ever read it, but when I saw it, I was thinking what a cool background those hand written pages would make and so I took it out of the donate pile and into my stash.
I love how my line drawings look on these notebook pages.
I'm not sure if I'm going to go back and add color or leave the entire book/journal black and white.
But it's been so much fun doodling in this book. The page below is inspired from Pam Garrison's Sketchbook course, but I did mine in all black and white.
I used a black brush pen I bought at Daiso (japanese dollar store), a Copic .3 black pen and white uni-ball Signo pen.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the drawings, but they're really fun to make.
 Anyhow, these are the pages I worked on this week.
 I'm really looking forward to Part 2, 3 and 4 of Lisa's class.
Re-purposing a book into an art sketchbook is a good thing!


  1. Fantastic doodling in black and white. The background is perfect for this. I like what you learned from Pam Garrison's course and used the black and white only colors. I can't wait to start doodling. I know you will find a creative purpose with these pages.

  2. Love your black and white drawings, esp. against the backdrop of The Notebook Girls. Very cool!

  3. you always continue to amaze me!!!!! these are wonderful and I will consider taking this on line class the simplicity f the color and lines
    Laura H xoxo