Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Crossing the Alps

Another in-progress shot... Not all that much left to do, really, but a lot of the remaining details are going to take some time.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Geisha #2 (Geisha in Yellow)


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

Portrait of Fiona


This is a commissioned portrait I did in May. I had a lot of fun working on it and especially enjoyed the colors and the challenge of painting the silver chain and pendant. I'm really happy with how it turned out. :-)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Geisha #1 (Geisha in Green)

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.