Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
|Dad loved his new carrot tie.|
|As we left, Harry waved good-bye.|
|"Watch Out!" the dragon snarled.|
|"I'll be back soon," Mom said.|
|"Rain" Penny sighed. Rain meant mud.|
|"Ah, the sweet smell of poppies!"|
|Penny began to sing.|
Thursday, September 27, 2012
|Black Glue/Watercolor and Salt|
|White Glue on Black Paper/Pastels|
|Tissue paper w Ink & Paint details|
A chameleon outlined in black glue with watercolor and a sprinkling of salt for texture, a snail outlined with black glue with chalk pastel blended for the background, a tissue paper collage of a girl reaching for a butterfly, with ink and paint details and a fish outlined in green fabric paint, then painted with watercolor. Off to the studio to experiment some more. Fun, fun....
|Green fabric paint and watercolor|
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
|Brown Ink wash and pen details|
Sunday, September 16, 2012
|Oil Pastel Etching on Colored Paper|
|Color Digitally Removed|
Friday, September 14, 2012
|Original image oil pastels/watercolors|
|Image digitally intensified|
In this example, I applied a thick layer of oil pastel to tag board and scratched through with a pointed wooden tool to create texture. After I scanned the colored version (the original), I played with my iphoto tweaking tools to eliminate the color and emphasize the texture. I liked the colorless version best. What do you think?
Thursday, September 13, 2012
|Paste Paper Collage with Stamped detail|
Cut paper isn't the best choice for a 3" x 3" square but I gave it a whirl. It's hard for me to work in this media without feeling I'm stealing from the paste paper king, Eric Carle. Paste papers are beautiful.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
|Cut Paper and Dimensional paint|
|Print from yesterday w. paste paper leaves|
|Craft felt and Foam w. marker details|
|Ink Wash C|
An attempt to step outside my comfort zone, try new media and have fun experimenting.
Guess what? I'm not uncomfortable doing images in diverse media. It's fun and has jolted me into planning to update some of my portfolio images.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
|Ink Wash & Watercolor Witch|
|Fun Foam Rooster Print|
|Craft Foam Print/Colored Markers|
Saturday, September 8, 2012
|Thin point sharpie and Watercolor #1|
|Thin point sharpie and blended watercolor marker #2.|
|Sharpie/watercolor pencil: folk art inspired #3|
|Thin point sharpie markers a la Zentangle. #4|
OK, I'm a few days short of hopping on the bandwagon, but here are my first attempts doing a month of 3" x 3" media experiments inspired by the "Month of Experiments" sponsored by Diandra Mae's blog. Check it out here: http://diandramae.blogspot.com Diandra attend Melissa Sweet's amazing session for Illustrators at the SCBWI Conference in LA. (Aug 2012). I was there too!
In case you don't know Melissa's work, her latest book, Balloons Over Broadway (http://www.amazon.com/Balloons-over-Broadway-Puppeteer-Education/dp/0547199457)
won the Golden Kite Award this year for Illustration. It is an amazing book, full of media surprises. Melissa encouraged us to EXPERIMENT and be more playful with media. So that's what we're doing. BTW: Do you know how small 3" x 3" is?