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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. :)

6 comments:

inner~creative~voice said...

Eye of the beholder...I really connect with the "sea" scene! Love the layers and finding the hiddend wildlife within:)

Martine said...

I don't see why you shouldn't be pleased with it! I like the "watery" atmosphere of it, lovely colours too with the impression we are inside a "friendly"fishing net !

Dana said...

love the sleepy sheep. sweet and whimsical and well done. tx. dana from everydaymatters

Alex said...

Love the splatter! =)

nanke's stuff said...

You're right, the sheep is adorable. Your "water work" is filled with great textures and interest. I like the horse looking in! nancy

Lynn said...

Well, that sheep sure made me smile. It's adorable!