This week’s topic of Illustration Friday is “burst”. I have just read the YA-books “Uglies” and “Pretties” by Scott Westerfeld, and one word that is used frequently in these books is “bubbly”. Inspired by this, and the phrase “burst like a bubble” that keep popping up when I hear the word burst and try to get inspired by it, I have made a sketch. I’m trying to finish this drawing, but I will take some time. I hope to finish it before Friday, and before there’s a new topic at the site Illustration Friday. I made the sketch in pencil and then I took a photo and imported it to my computer. Now I’m trying to make it into a finished drawing in GIMP. I’m not that used to draw in GIMP (I haven’t got Photoshop; I’m using GIMP instead). I have just recently started using the program, and I really am a novice at using it.
Yesterday I started making a painting on the old topic of Illustration Friday, which was Primitive, but before I could finish the painting the topic changed into Wrinkles. You can see my Wrinkles picture here.
Today I finished the painting on the Primitive topic. Now I’m posting it here for you to see. I’ve used mixed media. I started with water colour, but changed into acrylic colours instead, and I also used gesso for mixture. As a last touch I added the contours with a black foil marker.
This is the very first time I’m participating in Illustration Friday. As of what I can see when visiting the site, there are a lot of professional artists participating. I’m no professional artist, but I hope my work can fit among the rest anyway. The topic of the week is Wrinkles.
Here’s my contribution to this week, an acrylic painting made on a panel, 33×24 cm. It’s a princess picking wood anemones. As you can see she’s wearing a pink dress with wrinkles on the skirt. She’s standing below a big old tree, a tree full of the wrinkles of time.
Oh, and as I understand it can be a trouble commenting since this site uses Swedish, I’ll give you a quick guide on how to comment:
Kommentera inlägget här means Comment the entry here.
Namn means name, e-postadress means e-mail address, URL/Bloggadress means URL/Blog address, Kommentar means your comment
And last, the button you click on is labeled Skicka kommentar which means Submit comment.
That should do the trick, or you can go to my LiveJournal and make a comment there; I’ll x-post this entry.