Friday, November 11, 2005

Night -- Illustration Friday

night -- illustration friday -- 11/4/05 topic.
this was my first attempt at illustration friday and it was so much fun. This silhouette is the first thing that came to mind when i was thinking of "night" as a topic. i grew up on a farm in the midwest and sights like this were common -- just the beauty of a silhouette in the colorful sunset. even though i've watched them or been aware of them all of my life, they are still some breathtaking moments. just this week as i left school one evening, i snapped a digital picture of the beautiful sunset w/ purples and pinks in the clouds.

this drawing is done in a composition book. the pages were already painted an amber color w/ cheap acrylic paint. the lower part (the shadow) is colored w/ permanent black marker. the top part is shaded with prang colored pencils ranging from black to brown to brick red to dark red to dark orange to light orange to golden yellow to light yellow. all colored pencil shading/coloring was done using the side of the lead instead of the tip.


Blogger Dawn said...

This is really nice. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

Sat Nov 12, 02:05:00 PM CST  
Blogger Cathy said...

This is gorgeous. To me it also feels very archetypal.

Thu Nov 17, 10:27:00 AM CST  

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