Day 2 of the TOP 2000 blog party

December 26 2019: Day 2 of the TOP 2000 blog party:

Yes, it's day 2 of the Top 2000 blog party and I have again made two pages. Again totally different approaches to work with songs.

I went through the list and decided to use the songs I will show you here:

Nr 1718 Little Red Rooster by The Rolling Stones:

The focus of this page would be a red rooster. Thinking about colors I decided to make a christmas color page. For me the ultimate colors for Christmas are green and red. People who know me well, will also know that Red is a color I do not like. Off and on it will show up in my work, but not very often. So this page with a lot of red is an exception.

I painted the background green and found a picture of a rooster on the internet. Printed the picture, cut it, glued it to my page and gave it a semi-translucent red paint layer. Painting a red rooster all by myself would have been nice,  but with two entries a day and christmas celebrations I just did not have the time for that. If you paint over collage with translucent paint the picture will still be visible for the most part. So that is a great help also if you're not very good at drawing.

I added the title in big letters and filled the rest of the page with a great part of the lyrics of the song. Here is my Little Red Rooster:

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Nr 1613 Songbird by Eva Cassidy:

The title songbird made a think about drawing a bird on an old musicpage. So I grabbed a page from my stash and found an image of a bird and draw that directly on the sheet of music paper. I used a charcoal pencil to draw the bird, the branches and the word Songbird. Most a the thick charcoal lines are still visible.

Then I colored it in using mostly india ink from Dr Martin and a bit of acrylic ink from Daler Rowney. I wanted to glue the page in the journal with the other entries but decided to do that in a larger journal. I was afraid that the old paper would brake in half . Now I do not have to bend it.

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Now I have to decide what to make for the third day of this blog party. Hope I get inspired today and then I will be back tomorrow with more art.

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