This was my submission for this week's illustration Friday. Sadly I didn't mange to get it submitted in time, but those are the perils of being a work at home mama.
But the submission isn't the important part, it is the process of work and continuously producing artwork.
I have tried to push myself with mixed media with this one. You all saw the earlier post with the original drawing that was done in biro on some scrap paper I found in the car. Once home I worked over that with watercolour.
Whilst that was drying I rollered over some masking tape and some brown artist tape with some blue, white and purple acrylics.
Once all was dry, I worked on her face a little, that layed down the masking tae to form the border, and cut stars from the gummed artist tape, and stuck these down.
I went back over some areas with the biro, and then added some silver dots with some paint.
The finale was to pour hot wax over everything.
Then embed it with a hot iron over some newspaper. This process can cause some of the news image to imprint on the artwork - an effect I really enjoy.
The wax pulls the whole piece together, it intensifies the colours, and gives a filter like effect.
If you hold the piece up to the light it becomes translucent.
I hope you like her, I had a lot of fun creating her. Incidentally, this was one of the quickest pieces I have done in a while.
So here she is, the finished piece. My home scanner isn't the best, so I'll take it to be professionally scanned next week.