PERFECTLY IMPERFECT-I may not be the best at what I do, but Nobody has MORE fun trying than I do! :)
Monday, September 27, 2010
Horses and Sleepy Sheep
This little fellow was in a magazine ad and just captured my heart, so I did a quick sketch of him on an ink spattered page in my journal. The spatters came from the opposite page, so I just sketched over them. It was an ad for sleep aids, thus the nightcap, which I thought was adorable and wish I'd had room to get it all on the page. I do plan to draw a better one, but this one was fun.
I am very reluctant to share this one, because it didn't turn out well at all. It's another experiment in my Moleskine art journal. I started out just gluing random pieces of scrap papers off my table to the page, then I used gel medium to glue a paper towel with splotches of red and black sumi ink on top of the other papers, which accounts for the net look of it. The black ink splotches formed a base for the large sea horse and the other horse mane, so I painted them in with red ochre acrylic paint, then painted in a small yellow sea horse and a mixture over the rest of the page. I glued bookbinding thread in the background and stars cut from scrap paper across the bottom. I didn't like it, so I took irridescent oil pastels and painted over nearly everything, changing colors, I had irridescent overkill, so I used a tad of turp on a paper towel and rubbed a lot of it off. I glued a piece of green hemp thread across the top. I meant for it to look like fishing line, but I didn't succeed too well. It still needed something, so I cut two fish out of my hand made paper and glued them on. I like the idea of the horse head at the top looking down at the sea horses in the water, but I'm still not happy with it.
Oh, well, I learned some things, and maybe I'll try this subject again in another painting where I'll do better. Meanwhile I have a kind of interesting page in my journal. At least it's interesting to me. :)