3.2.10

Focused


Welcome to all and a special welcome to Illustration Friday visitors. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, llustration Friday is a weekly creative outlet/participatory art exhibit for illustrators and artists of all skill levels. It was designed to challenge participants creatively. This week the illustration topic is focusedThis illustration is done on scratchboard, a favorite medium of mine - as is polymer clay. It's of my mother in law who undoubtedly is one of the most focused and determined people you'll ever meet. 85 this May and she's as strong willed as ever. 


I'd love to figure out a way I could combine the techniques used on scratchboard with polymer clay. Perhaps I could lay a very thin sheet of color over a contrasting base and scratch the top layer off just as you would the ink off the clay base of the scratchboard. 


As I was perusing through some polymer clay sites today I found an artist named Eugena Topina - she has some beautiful pieces on her site that almost have a scratchboard quality. I'll have to test out my theory one of these days.  Pin It

5 comments:

heidi said...

That is one beautiful illustration. Scratchboard.. wow!

annpil said...

What a Beautiful illustration. Great work! :D

k.h.whitaker said...

very nice work, good luck with combining the two mediums

Coreopsis said...

What an absolutely beautiful portrait! I don't quite see the scratchboard of this,but love love love the textures and muted colors.

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