A daily sketch, inspired by a graphic depicting the Milky Way.
Today's daily sketch is based on the idea of wind or air, like yesterday's was based on fire.
It partially works . I think the background needs to be even paler than it is now . Also, the surface decoration , basically the dark focal area of the piece, needs to be darker and more defined.
I'm working with some pictures of my walk home, and abstracting them.
Turns out this paper is terrible for calligraphy. There are fixes, like gum sanderac, burnishing, and, possibly, ironing.
(I didn't post yesterday's as I think I'm the only person that could make sense of it)
Just capturing a few ideas
I'm trying to find a way to represent lace obscuring other stitching
Amethyst starling, with text from "
The Avicultural Magazine, Volume 6"
Photo reference by aquieterstorm.tumblr.com
Today's turned out pretty well. The gold gel pen moves with the watercolor brush, more than I thought it would. It's made an interesting, obscuring, layer of sparkle. The text is one of the psalms in latin.
I was debating if it needed some true white highlights.
This is an idea I'll be revisiting.
Inspired by a corset made by Pascal Jaouen. The next few pieces will be inspired by him. That work is mind-boggling.
I also wanted to test the color combo of yellows and dark sap green. I like it.