These facing pages were created while my two good friends were presenting their information on diversity to the entire faculty. It was a daunting prospect for them. I created these pages as a way of channeling my anxiety on their behalf.
Right side of journal:
To start, I prepare my art journal by painting all the pages ahead of time with watercolors. This particular journal is made of watercolor paper and decorated art board that I put together with the help of a spiral binding machine. I usually journal in facing pages.
Before my friends started their presentation, I pulled some prepared images out of my journal kit that goes everywhere with me. The three faces were perfect for the ambiance, and pulling out both a both and a girl seemed fitting. As they spoke, I picked up key words out of their presentation and worked them into my design.
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