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?!