Sunday, December 6, 2009

In Ander's Mole: Distance


This is the third of these I've made, each one with a different technique. I don't like that yellow water-resistant paper for watercolors, so I used real watercolor paper for this one and made the "pixel" size smaller. This is not my normal style and I don't know if I'll do any more of these, but I was fascinated with it, once I started, and wanted to experiment. Click image to view larger. See two earlier stages here.

10 comments:

henniemavis said...

Mary, I absolutely LOVE this! The technique is fascinating & the result well worth the effort, I think! WOW. Really well done & interesting on many levels!

I could contiue to rave, rave, rave, but I'll give others a chance...

Aya Rosen said...

what a crazy cool idea! I'm looking at it and can't really figure out how it's done, which I love. In the thumbnail I thought it's a stain glass window.

I also like the idea of using some watercolor paper instead of the yellow coated one, which sort of sucks for watercolor. I might give it a shot when the next book gets to me.

Mike Kline said...

I will contiue to rave, rave, rave... WOW! How?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks you guys, thanks a lot! Woohoo! :-D

This started from the collaboration I did with Steve. I saw a face in his "squiggles" and tried to "find" it with markers. AS I was working, I kept thinking of things to do differently so I tried again. I wanted to be able to do some shading and one way to do that was to make the spaces smaller.

This is what I did: lightly sketched in pencil a face--I used Keith's (BB)--sort of, as he was sitting across the table from me, then I drew the face in ink and then added shapes--flowers, curlicues and lines that followed major shapes, then painted the background in in blues and greens--I was thinking leaves and sky, the shirt in shades of blue--he was wearing a blue shirt--and then the face in shades of pink and brown etc (Something related to skin tones.)

I think if I made another it would be better yet--I HOPE--since I learn a little about the process each time I do it.

ballookey said...

This is just gorgeous. You should definitely do more of these!

steve said...

Blown away! You've been quite the busy artist bee Mary!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Steve! It took a day and a half of solid steady work to finish this!!!

I was desperately trying to get these done--but done well--because I ahev so much going on.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks everyone!

This was really hard and time consuming. I hope to do more, but maybe not this round.

Andrea said...

Mary, I am in love with this process you are using! I may have to give it a try, it's right up my obsessive alley. I doubt mine would turn out as good as your have though. BRAVO!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yours would prolly be BETTER because you are so much more precise and skillful!!!

THANKS! :-D