Saturday, July 19, 2008

Illustration Friday "enough"



"The little bird had travelled such a long way to get the princess' message to the young man that it collapsed onto the ground exhausted. It's tiny heart forced one last beat and said, enough."



Used dyed paper, then shellac. Drew image of bird 3-D with white gesso from a squeeze tube. Applied more colour with oil sticks and blended with a brush and with my fingers. Pushed background back with black oil stick and blended. Added detail with coloured pencil. My aim originally was to get a luminous colour shining through for the bird.

I loved the effect of this combination of media and I certainly intend to keep experimenting with it in different colour and theme combinations in the future!




For anyone interested, above is a scan of the back of the paper that I used. Yummy eh?!

12 comments:

Laurel Neustadter said...

Very beautiful. I like the composition, colors, and textures.

INDIGENE said...

Lovely composition and colors!

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Alina Chau said...

lovely style!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

woah the back paper is as good as the front.. in a more abstract way.. i like both. 8)

johanna said...

aww poor bird :-(

i love the effect! wonderful work! :-)

About Me said...

i love that paper! very cool technique!

Suzanne Gysin said...

Extrodinary, and very creative. I hope the bird will be ok.

Flying Colors said...

Wonderful :) :) :)
It has substance, I can almost feel the soft feathers. A beautiful and luminous yellow, like the sun...
Have a great day!

aimee said...

wow, what a beautiful picture. love the layers here as well as the description of your process!

Spot said...

I've loved reading your blog today. Just found it by chance and it is a real treat. Thanks for sharing.

I particularly like the "new journal pages" from earlier this month and 'Wild books" from June.

Look forward to seeing more of your lovely work

NANCY LEFKO said...

beautifully done.....

AscenderRisesAbove said...

awww poor thing; he has had enough; lovely lemony colors