Thursday, June 19, 2008

My first piece in Ian's Moleskine

Deep in the Forest, self portrait with leaves, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. In Celebration of digital images, I created this by hand with dots of ink, some from Andrea's pens. It took a long time. Some pens worked better than others. Some wouldn't make a dot unless I moved them a little and then they made a dash. :-( Some pens made tiny dots and some made big dots. But here is is. Including a detail. (It doesn't really look that much like me, and makes me look younger than I am. It's more a self-portrait of my inner self, LOL!)

14 comments:

Jess said...

Dear god! This amazes me.

I think your patience really paid off... this is a very interesting piece... I've only learned how to use stippling for scientific illustration-- I've never tried it for "fine art". I'm inspired! :D

ian russell said...

ooooooh, all this lovely stuff in MY molie! amazing is the appropriate word. fabulous!

Mike Kline said...

Another WOW! Gosh... What an amazing group we have. Time. I need more time! This is LUSH.

Ammon said...

that is a testament to your immense patience. great work.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Thanks everyone for all the really kind comments.

It did take patience.

I took a course in scientific illustration in college, like 40 years ago--we did stippling! :-D

Hey I just found some of my old scientific illos from back then! (But not stipled ones). Today, what a weird coincidence.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

That's 40-some years ago.

Jess said...

What, you studied scientific illustration too?! Go go internet twins! :D

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Well, I took one course in scientific illustration from Dr. Edson Fichter at Idaho State University--he was a real pro. I learned a lot. And I loved it.

I still use various techniques I learned from him in my art.

I had sort of forgotten that course until you brought it up, and now memories are flooding me, LOL!

Internet twins, lol! :-D

milo said...

good job Mary... these are really beautiful

Andrea said...

Wow Mary, bravo! I can see how you gave yourself a blister. Glad to hear you are still working those pens! I need to get another pen giveaway togother, thanks for the reminder!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, gals! :-D

I'm lovin' those pens!

Tammie Lee said...

ummm ummm ummmm as in yum, this is wonderful!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Tammie! :-D :-D

steve said...

Fantastic to say the least! I'm both inspired and a bit intimidated to try this!