Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Cover for Moleskine Art Journal

Finally made a cover for one of my 4 Moleskine Art Journals in which I started the more stylized faces from Suzi Blu's workshop the Goddess and the Poet.

I first collaged a copy of a painting made by Ivan Nikolayevich Kramskoy of the philosoper & poet Vladimir Solovyov (1853-1900) on the cover of my moleskine. I then collaged different new and vintage fabric and lace around the copy. I drew a face and body on some paper and colored and painted it. Collaged it on top of the fabric. Made some hair using modeling paste and painted it once it was fully dry. At last I added the rose, rub-ons, letters and heart.
The story is that the poet is in love with the goddess of love. He's thinking about her all the time and writes beautiful poems about how their souls are connected in total freedom! 

Here you can see the backside of the cover.