framedfrogpond

Yet more fun with drafting film! I had no luck double-layering the stuff–lost a lot of detail and I couldn’t get the pages to lay as flat as I liked—so I went back to one layer of film over a print.

This is honestly the perfect way for me to work—I figure out all the problem spots digitally in painter, lay down big blocks of color and some rough sketchy lines, then I can work over top of it and do the delicate texture-y bits with colored pencil. The way this will take white linework makes me unbearably happy. And the frosting gives it a soft focus quality in the background that I rather like, too. Like slathering Vaseline on the lens to make the trees sexier.

I want to be clear that that totally made sense in my head.

8 x 10, colored pencil on drafting film. This one is going to the gallery show. I have a mat lying around with rounded corners, and when I grabbed it, I loved what the rounding did so damn much that I went back and did a “framed” version of the image. I don’t know what it is, it makes it all…illustrationy.*

For my next trick, I may try doing one in sepia-tone. Pray for me!

Prints available, etc.

 

*A high school teacher once told me I was a brilliant wordsmith. Clearly she didn’t have to live with me.

  • reply Laura K ,

    I’m really loving this series! Thanks for sharing pics.

    • reply Al the K ,

      Sepia tone —- yeah!

      • reply Mean Waffle ,

        So, is the tree growing on top of the frog because the frog has been just two mellow to move?

        • reply Rhianimator ,

          Wordsmithing…I always envision a big burly man, beating a dictionary with a huge hammer; two and three letter words flying off like sparks.

          • reply Korbl ,

            Rhianimator- Totally putting a big burly orc wordsmith poet into my next D&D game.

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