Monday, September 13, 2010

Books Wide Open


Back when Aya was airing some fears about going to an A3-size, while others offered tips & encouragement... that got me thinking about working BIG, which I never do. It certainly did sound intimidating, to use big space in full. You know, big art says loud & proud? The bigger we work, the more exposed we are? Yikes!

Since I have all large Moleskines in house lately, I am trying one double-page spread in everyone's to force bigger art into my regular repertiore. Ballookey's book was my first try, that 2-pg. Monarch butterfly. That went OK, but filling that much space was daunting for sure. Mike got this frog, which went a little easier. It's more about background textures than the frog itself, but hey, it's BIG so I think I'm building confidence. I used glitter again, so this frog is loud, trust me.

Oh, and I photographed this on a bed of tomatoes... cuz I had to work the garden into it somehow, HA!

12 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool! NICE and BIG and pretty. I can't see the sparkles, but I can imagine them!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Fun froggy!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I guess I will get to see it in person?

Aya Rosen said...

Ha! I love it! I'm still scared of the A3, and it's going really slowly... everything just takes so much time.

I love the frog! I think I might have to follow suite and do something with frogs to in this book

Andrea said...

I have been trying the 2 page spread in the last couple of big books too. I think I like it.

henniemavis said...

Thanks, all!
@Mary: you will not see this in person. That was Mike's book & it's already past you, right? But I have your book now & it's going to NC & PA with me for a week. Plus, I have a 10-hr. train ride in the mix, so it may be done by the time I get home...

@Andrea: Yes, the big-pages things is quite the experiment!

@Aya: Can't wait to see what you do with that garlic I sent ya, HA!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WAIT--I'm supposed to get Mike's book right before Mike--RIGHT--I should be the last person to get it before he does.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Am I mixed up--I don't think so!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I'm excited about my book getting doen by you! YAY!! Woohoo!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

*done

ballookey said...

I like the froggy, and the rocky texture he's sitting on must have taken a lot of work.

steve said...

Beautifully done! Love the style and colors here.