Wednesday, November 23, 2005

"free" -- illustration friday topic -- 11.18.05

"free" -- illustration friday topic -- 11.18.05 -- #414 on IF (#62 on the archive's list)

the topic of "free" on illustration friday just instantly brought to mind that image of horses running loose (open range) in the moonlight. i used prang colored pencils on black cardstock that had a vertical grain to it. this texture made it hard to get much color to "stick" to the paper and also leave the silhouettes of the horses unsmeared. it was also hard to just shade when i'm used to completely coloring images. when completed, i sprayed the page w/ matte finish sealant to keep it from smearing any more. i'm planning to try this drawing again on drawing paper and w/o a black background to see how different the picture is or if the process is easier.


Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

I like the foggy atmosphere of this. Sometimes absolute reality had too much detail and gravity to be free, don't you think?

Thu Nov 24, 03:36:00 AM CST  
Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

I really like the whole mystery you've captured with the hazy technique. Lovely!

Tue Nov 29, 07:51:00 AM CST  
Blogger Lauralyn said...

I like the moodiness you have captured in this drawing too.

Wed Nov 30, 12:32:00 AM CST  

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