Thursday, July 17, 2008

Illustration Friday "foggy"

"Whitechapel's foggy Victorian streets have held Jack the Ripper's identity a secret for over a hundred years."
Well, finally got this week's Illustration Friday art done. It is the school holidays here at the moment and I haven't much time for anything. This was black paper with a ground of black gesso (I love black gesso!). Then I built up the picture with smears of interference green and metallic silver paint, then tinted charcoal and watercolour pencils. Finished off with a black liner pen. Not sure if that is the right way to do it - but I am exploring all the different media I can at the moment to see what they all do. It might look like I am jumping around with my art styles, but I haven't really got an art style yet. I am doing whatever comes to mind so that I can use the media later and have an idea of what it does. To put it plainly any art I manage to get done is great so that I don't lose my momentum!


K Spoering said...

Very mysterious and intense... I love mystery!
Thanks for visiting my site, so I could find yours. I also have no set style yet, except in my tapestries. With painting and drawing, anything goes!

Kay Aker said...

Nice and creepy!

Azulita said...

I'm so glad I clicked on this and saw it bigger... The texture is so nice. I've never tried black gesso. I'm going to have to look for some, you've gotten me curious.

Lynette said...

This is an intriguing image. Thanks for posting your drawing techniques and media.

Sarah said...

this is fantastic

I bet it looks even better IRL, interference paints are so delicious