Page 34 Tribal.
To me, the word tribal always makes me think of tattoos. I love them, either bold or delicate, I just love them. I prefer black and grey tattoos, I really don't care much for coloured ones. I would love to have a tribal tattoo on my foot one day, with the word 'explore' within it.
I started by gessoing my page. I had just got some black gesso for the first time ever. OMG it is black, I mean really,really inky black. In fact it is quite mesmerising, if the tub was bigger i would get in it for a paddle.
I drew a tribal heart with a white gelly roll pen.
then I painted this with my home made faux lumiere paint in red.
Normally at this point I would cover up the background with my main image, but I really liked this one so I just doodled the edge.
I did pretty much the same on the back, but a slightly different design, this one based on a friend's real tattoo.
Again coloured with red.
The edge doodled.
and a little text added.