Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
well folks, as i mentioned last week, i have been excitedly painting & drawing and working on some new two-dimensional pieces for the first time in a long time... well, not counting walls...
the smallness of the act is reminding me of the importance of precision, patience and time; layering is my friend.
i got an email last week asking me about my technique; seems many believe my work to be digital, and this particular emailer was wondering what was up with the watercolor cakes so near to the illustration. I can assure you, dear readers, the only thing i use my computer for is resizing images for my store & websites, typing up lesson plans, storing 85 billion photos of mason, and googling... occasionally YouTube-ing... speaking of which, can we discuss this (and how i'll love love love him for ever).
anyway, yes, my illustrations are done manually. all the collage is real paper and glue; the bulk of the image is watercolor and layers of colored pencil.
speaking of layers... here's where i'm at so far.