Remember in my last Defacing Books-post when I said I’d wait a while before drawing/painting on my books again? Yeah, screw that, I have four more defaced books to show you.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
So, around Christmas, I started going to town on my copy of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I feel like I might have overdone it a bit, but I really like it nonetheless. :)
I began this little project by writing a quote from the book on the front cover using a white paint marker and acrylic paint, and then painted some stars around it.
But I definitely didn’t stop there….
For the back, I did the same kind of night sky as on the front, but instead of a quote, I painted this silhouette of two people holding hands.
….I got started on the end pages.
I’m super happy with how this turned out, but I honestly don’t know what I was thinking, because hands have never been my strong suit (honestly, though, who likes drawing hands?). This, too, was done with acrylic paint.
Last, but not least, I did this to the other end page. :)
And this is what it all looks like:
Because You’ll Never Meet Me
While working on Aristotle and Dante, I also started some other, smaller projects, the first being Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas. For this I acquired some metallic gel pens, and basically just drew the silhouette from the jacket (with some small alterations) on the front and back cover.
Do I need to tell you I’ve fallen in love with gel pens?
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
After finishing Because You’ll Never Meet Me, I immediately got started on The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.
On the front I used a gold gel pen to draw the feather from the cover…
…and on the back I wrote this quote and drew some of the feathers from the spine.
I’m not 100 % happy with how the writing turned out, but despite that I kind of love it.
The Ask and The Answer
Lastly, I did this to the front and back of The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness, also in gel pen.
This was probably the least difficult of my defacing projects, but it took a while to finish. I definitely plan on doing something similar to The Knife of Never Letting Go, and Monsters of Men, though. ;)
And that was all (for the time being, at least). :) What do you think, and do you have a favourite? :)
Like last time, I also highly recommend doing something like this yourself. It’s a lot of fun. :D