I don't know if you guys remember, but a while back I said that I wanted to do more drawing in my art journal. So here is a page that I painted it from a magazine photo. I liked the girl with the parrot on her shoulder.
First I gessoed the page, then painted a wash of mauve in acrylic that I mixed from cobalt blue and red. The triangle border is printed with home made stamp made of craft foam glued onto a wooden block. The girl and parrot are painted in acrylic paint. You can see some pencil lines from when I drew her out.
I added the writing later with a Zig Millennium pen. The writing began on the facing page where I did the writing prompt: What I would do if I wasn't afraid.
I do notice that when I work from a photo and don't change anything, even if I like the photo the way it is, I get bored pretty quickly. This page looks okay but it doesn't excite me. I guess that's because I wasn't doing anything new with it. For me, my art journal is either about trying something new or putting down ideas. It isn't about making pretty pages, and when I get caught up in that I get BORED.