Wednesday, 20 August 2008
And here is my first experiment in digital media in a long time. I have to admit, it's a very compulsive thing to have this much control over an image and it actually reminds me of when I worked in oils, it can go on and on, you can retouch and perfect forever. The way i did this was I made a small gouache painting of the mermaid with fairly expressive marks. Initially the composition was the flipped but I scanned it in upside down and thought it looked much better. After elongating the composition I proceeded to collage on textures and darken and twist it. Lots of fun. While it's pretty sketchy, I feel very satisfied and happy with it. Click to enlarge.
Thanks for bearing with me over the past few days, it's been an amazing discussion and I've learned new things.I'm really grateful to have a forum to discuss things with other artists with different experiences and view points. It is a most amazing thing.
And on that subject I wanted to mention that this is my one year blogging anniversary-blogiversary?- and I wanted to thank everyone for following along and sharing their thoughts and knowledge. I've had well over 50,000 visitors this year, which makes me think there are a lot of you out there like me who feel creative endeavors are of the utmost importance and that striving to be a better artist is a very worthy thing.