|Image done in charcoal and ink|
decoupaged on wood, 8x10
I always love seeing the beginning stages of an illustration or art piece and thought I would share that with you. And I know, the picture quality isn’t the best since I took these on my iPhone. Okay, and my angles are off a bit so for best viewing quality, you may need to tilt your head.
This piece below is a perfect fit with my post from yesterday, Are Writers Crazy? Her cat thinks she’s crazy too, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. The final piece is framed in wood and with white matting. I used a panel canvas, decoupaged with handmade paper, then decoupaged her onto that panel framing. The image itself is done in ink and charcoal. With framing measures 11x14.
|Crazy Girl in just ink|
|Crazy Girl all finshed!|
This image of Thumbelina I had done originally on an 8x8 for a Gallery Showing (Fairytale themed) and I wanted to draw her again on a bit of a larger scale. This was my first time experimenting with my drawings on wood and I love the natural look that showed through the image after I used the fixative gloss and protective coatings. She’s done with charcoal, ink, and Prismacolors, unfinished edges with wire hanging. She measures 11x14.
If you sign up for my newsletter, I have more images like this, with before and after shots, that I’ll be including. I also have a couple of art pieces from the a gallery showing that I decided to not show, so I will be giving everyone a sneak peek at those in my newsletter. Don’t forget, you still have till Friday to win a free print of your choice if you haven’t already entered.
Oh, and if there’s one way to embarrass your 6th grade son, it’s to draw on his lunch bag.
|My son's exact words were, "Do I HAVE to bring my lunch today?"|