Thursday, December 13, 2018

Postcard: Animal Frame

I was so pleased with how the layered card for Matthias turned out, I tried the technique again.  Did I plot it all out again?  No.  And I paid for it.

I really like these old prints and wanted to use them for a frame.



Such a graphically laid out person, and looking off the page!  A delightful element.  Does it have anything to do with the previously chosen frame?  Well...




The foreground and midground combined leave almost no visible background.



So I used a bunch of eyeballs, hoping at least the black and white aspect would relate the back to the front.




Eh.  Eh.  It looks like a frame with a stock photo like you would find at Michaels.


Monday, December 10, 2018

Postcard: A Toy Horse

This is a horse that has been in the family a while.  Honestly, I wish I had researched/recorded a little more about its path to me.  It's heavy, brown and gold.  I cleaned it up a little before drawing it.  I decided to draw it in response to postcard that was partially colored with wine; I was inspired to use the walnut ink made by my father.  I really tried to build it up to portray the highlights and shadows of the metal.  Mixed success.  The wheels were very challenging.







Monday, December 3, 2018

Postcards: Goblin Candleholder as a Bookend

Goblin Guy!  I love this guy.  He's a troll goblin bookend incense burner candle holder thing.  A common subject for me.  Goblin Guy.  Not bookend incense burner candle holder things.  There are not a lot of items I return to regularly in my drawings, but Goblin Guy is a favorite.