Sunday, August 24, 2008

One for Johnny Norm's, page 5

Amanita Muscaria, the Fly agaric, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Pen and Ink and colored pencil. OH, and I used gesso for the white--I hate the yellow paper! You could theoretically get high on these mushrooms, but the dose to get high is alarmingly close to the fatal dose. I'd rather just admire them.


steve said...

Really? I really like the paper color, though I'm sot seeing yellow--more a cream color? I don't know, it seems to neutralize drawings more--not such a harsh contrast as with white, unless that's what you like. I use mostly black pen and it seems to have an almost classic look on the cream color--makes even my worst drawing look somewhat decent.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

In black and "white" or cream, it looks good, I think, but in color when something is white, it looks wrong to me. And I try to add white, but white colored pencils down show up and gesso and paint are messy.