- Katie Smith
A Mark Making Art Journal Zine
I had so much fun working on this zine! It’s full of bright, happy colors, and fun, abstract marks.
As you might know, I’m a member of the Zine Squad. We make collaborative zines for and around people and subjects that inspire us! I love doing these- It’s fun to have a miniature art journal done in one theme. You can see all the past zines I’ve collaborated on here.
This time the zine squad (Julia, Vanessa, and I) collaborated with Molly for a “Mark Making” themed zine for Divyam!
Above is the cover and below are the pages I worked on in the zine.
I did the “Make your mark” page on the right. I love this creative word washi tape, and I brushed on some watercolor brushstrokes.
My double page spread above, and my little take on Starry Night. Because if I’m doing a zine on mark making, there has to be something about Van Gogh, right?
I did some zentangles & a mini galaxy above.
I also did the end page next to the sign off, so I wanted to draw a mini portrait of Divyam in her happy cartoon style. I made the background with a bunch of simple marker strokes using Tombow Dual Brush Pens.
I’m only sharing the pages I worked on here, so I highly encourage you guys to go visit the other contributors (linked at the top of this post) and see the rest of this beautiful zine!
To see sneak peeks and progress shots, follow @zinesquad on instagram!
To learn more about zine squad, how we started and how we co-ordinate the process, listen to our podcast episode on how she creates here.