430 pages of unlined parchment. Measures 5.75 width x 8.75 height x 1.55 thick (in) / 14.5 x 22 cm. The sketching and painting alone on this journal totalled ten hours.
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The whole lot of them are, though I'm looking at prints for the future. Maybe.
how did you coloured it?
To answer the comments in your other post - no, it would not be easier. Beside the fact that it would be dangerous to apply paint right next to an area where I have all of my paper (and it would only take a drop to ruin the edges), to apply a wet medium to bookboard poses the danger of warping the bookboard. The entire journal is stronger if the canvas, and art on that canvas, is allowed to fully dry before it's bound to the book.
Besides that, when making an actual painting on a book, as in a full fledged work of art like this one, painting it on canvas prior to binding is better for me. To stretch out the canvas before me and paint it as one solid, flat piece. If I were to paint the canvas once it were on the book I would be working around the shape of that book, and the painting wouldn't have the same fluidity. But, I don't expect you to acquiesce to that, as you seem over fond of poking at everything I say.
You know, I was just about to reply with "Ohhh, okay, I understand now, sorry for not getting it sooner," but then I got to the part at the end where you decided to hurt my feelings, and I take it all back.
I was merely trying to UNDERSTAND why you chose to do it the way you did. That is why I asked so many questions. How do you expect people to understand your process if you're not volunteering such info up front? Maybe post some FAQs or something. All I did was try to make some helpful suggestions. I am not "fond of poking" at anyone or anything. It's called curiosity. I asked you some questions, you answered them. Just because I overrode some of your answers with more questions does not mean I am in any way criticizing you. It's called making suggestions. Trying to be helpful. Trying to understand. Sorry if you took it the wrong way.
At any rate, now that we understand eachother a little better, you are right. I should expand my 'our material' link with something a little more FAQ. The bother with that is that people have such particular questions, it's hard to know what to answer. You, however, have proven yourself especially suited to ask thorough questions. So, by all means message me with a list of them, if you've got more. If you'd like to just call a draw then that's fine too, but for my part I'm sorry for this whole misunderstanding.
"The danger of the internet is we don't get to hear the tone people say things in, and so it's very easy to misunderstand someone's intentions." OMG it's so good to know I'm not the only person who realizes this! I mean, I know I'm not the only one by far, but it sure feels like that on Facebook a lot. I have so many more communication problems online than in person, even though ironically I am much more eloquent in writing than in spoken words. It's no wonder I piss so many people off when half the time I am honestly not trying to pick a fight.
Thanks for understanding and I am sorry too for not being more tactful in my wording.
Um, excuse me, but how is asking a simple question rude? I am simply trying to UNDERSTAND things here. Asking questions is a GOOD thing. It is better than making assumptions.
Please, I could paint this in less than two hours. Go look through my original artwork folder. Almost everything in it was painted in less than 10 hours. Most were painted in 5 or less. I've been painting for nearly 20 years. Maybe this artist here hasn't been painting very long. It usually takes longer for those who haven't been doing it very long. I know that from experience. No need to get so offended over it.
P.S.: I don't see how this is any of your business. You seem to think the original artist can't stand up for herself, which, by the way, she already has, in case you haven't noticed her reply to me. Don't defend people unless they ask you to. Assuming people need your help, THAT is considered rude.
There is a HUGE difference between my asking questions and someone being harassed or bullied on the street. And you would be surprised how many people would tear your head off for trying to defend them.
I still don't understand what it is you think I said that was so "rude" and "uncalled for." I literally have NO idea what you are talking about. All I did was ask a simple, harmless question. And forgive me, but I have NEVER heard of anyone taking ten hours to paint such a small, fairly simple (i.e. not overly detailed) picture, not even a new artist. I have known many artists over the years through my work in various galleries, craft fairs and arts organizations. Artists on many different levels, from abstract to realism, amateur to professional. We swap stories all the time. Needless to say, the OP's comment surprised me.
As for how long I've been doing art, well pretty much my whole life, but with classes and real study about ten years. I don't put that up anywhere because I don't think it's pertinent, people learn differently, the time doing it is arbitrary.
Please stop this bickering on my page, at the root of it one of you is asking questions and the other is trying to be kind. It's ridiculous to argue over whether or not someone has to right to be kind.
It would make me wonderfully happy if neither of you responded to this, but simple went on your merry ways. If either of you has something further to say please send it to my message box and let's keep this conversation off public forum. Thank you.
Thanks for the clarification on the timing. I often get asked how long my work takes, and it's often hard to give a straight, clear-cut answer without explaining this or that. Info of this nature is also potential FAQ material.
~ I say this here and not as a PM because it's not part of the previous conversation at all and actually answers your earlier question of whether I had any more suggestions for FAQs.
sorry wrong deviation, forgive me