Fooling around with a technique that uses layers of acrylic medium to duplicate the look of encaustics, which is something I’d kinda like to try, but would involve so much expense and set-up that I think I’d rather take a class in it first and make sure I actually want to DO it. (They’re offering one in Raleigh, but not until May.) Meanwhile, the layers of medium technique is something I understand, but it takes FOREVER to dry. I suppose you just need to keep a couple of ’em going at once.
That, or I should knuckle down and buy a heat gun.
On the other hand, it lets me alternate Batbreath illos with fooling with these little things, so I don’t go quite as barking mad as I could drawing dragons. The two pieces I’m working on are largely abstract, with small, stylized animals in them, because I have come to terms with the fact that my art is basically driven by having a small animal in it somewhere.
…aaaand I just realized that the way this one is set up, with the vague sketches of birds that I was using as the background and painting over, it now appears that this bunny has a bird beak up its butt. *sigh*
One of the first mixed-media pieces I did when I embarked on this was a heart with screws and various other bits and the text "I have no idea what I’m doing." How right I was…
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