Sunday, February 28, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
The theme for Illustration Friday is Village. I think I'd like these two cats as my neighbors, although I don't know if I could keep up with their standard of creative living. You have until next Friday to submit an illustration if you'd like to participate over at Illustration Friday. If not, it is a great place for inspiration.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
I'm going to unbox myself and do something new this year...which is to go beyond my typical 90 miles radius of my home, and travel somewhere out there, to enjoy new creative energy. I'll take my sketchbook and paints and see what happens.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
I love working the pages of a Stillman & Birn Alpha series. I've used the Alpha, Beta , Gamma and Zeta and cherish them all. I applied layers of watercolor and wiped some off with a rag. Then I added Liquitex Gesso and wiped some of it with a rag. I repeated these steps until I had a chalky looking background.
I used a micron #3 pen to draw the woman. I covered it with two layers of gesso until a white ghost-like shape resulted. I added collage ephemera and then drew the woman and baby.
I used Schmincke watercolors to add the base colors and highlighted areas with Prisma colored pencils.
That's an office supply stamp in the bottom corner and up the left side of the page.
I like the discovery of experimenting with products that aren't intended to be used together such as watercolor over acrylic gesso.