Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Having a lot of fun with these little geishas. :-)
Though it doesn't show very well in this scan, that's copper leaf on her hair accessories. This is an actual pose from a Japanese fan dance, though I did take some artistic license with it.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
This is a mini mixed media piece I did over the last weekend. Ink, watercolor, Japanese paper, and gold leaf on illustration board. The entire piece is 6"x6", and the image is about 4"x3". I did the pen and ink drawing first, then laid down a few washes of watercolor for the skin and more ink for the hair. I used an x-acto knife to cut the paper and applied the gold leaf last, and finished it up by applying a few more lines of ink over top of the paper. I really enjoyed making this one and love the format. There's also a special challenge and fun to slicing up colorful papers. :-) This'll be the first in a series of androgenous geishas.