Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Line and Wash

The assignment was to present a unique take on the phrase or idea "what sort of things do we grow or keep in the secret garden of our heart?" Not sure where they got that one, but anyway...

This was done with ink and dipped brush followed with a series of washes. And yes, those are real razor blades (I'd been harvesting used x-acto knife blades for weeks in preparation for an opportunity where I could use them).

I think I'll call it pricked.

acrylic ink, acrylic wash

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Abstract Word

We were given a list of words, and told to choose one to illustrate in an original way. My word originally started out as "invisible," and the image you see below was supposed to be a more subtle, intelligent way of describing that.

But when class critiques came around, most people took it to be the word "flat" (one of the other words we could have chosen to illustrate). As it turned out, the word fit my illustration much better, so I retroactively adopted it.