Tuesday, January 20, 2009
(Click to enlarge to rid some of the fuzziness and help with the detailing)
It was a long strange journey in creating this item. It all started out as working towards a sock puppet design...and someone asking if I had ever drawn using stippling or pointillism after doing my Wiener Schnitzle drawing...or as those lovely people from the UK say...drawering... or is that just a bad stereotype? Anyway...I had a fairly decent sized piece of illustration board (10x15 I believe) and some new microns thanks to Steve of Flying Turtle fame and got after it. Once I finished with the drawing I had some thicker paper and decided to make some prints to try adding water color...and I did. I was actually pleased by the end results and may at some point add watercolor to the large original...but I kind of like just the plain starkness of it so who knows...
The watercolor versions are slightly less 'intense' in person and of course the scanners aren't good at picking up some of the subtle shades of blue that appear or some of the washes used.