Friday, December 25, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Here is one I am working on now - it's a hand-drawn sketch very loosely inspired by a selection autumnal holiday greeting cards. If you know me, then the subject of this one is likely not a surprise. I do love my furry little critters.
And HERE is the finished version of my gnome embroidery -- this is my very first attempt at embroidering, everything was either spontaneously stitched or hand-sketched and then stitched with freehand embroidery. You'll notice a variety of different stitches. It's not a very cohesive piece, but that's okay -- what do you expect from a test piece?
Monday, November 2, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Here is a more "finished" version of a drawing I've been working on in photoshop. It involves a source image and some careful tracing, but all in all it is hand drawn and colored. My first foray into serious digital illustration. It takes a lot of time!
Here she is again without much coloring! I am looking forward to finishing her and perhaps starting on other projects. I don't know what it is about isolating figured outside of a context, but I kind of love it. I am so into detail that sometimes everything I love gets lost in a sea of beauty, so if you pull out just a few things, the presence of a person or animal, or the shape and line of an object and isolate it, you get something just a little bit magical. Or so I hope ;)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Posted by Leslie Peterson at 8:54 PM
A doodle for the gnome print I did a long time ago (you can see an example in one of my very first posts). The doodle is better than the print, by far.
I forgot to lighten this up in photoshop, but oh well. Here is an example of a very well done drawing of a volcano. I love implied texture, and have a thing for indian miniatures, persian paintings, and anything with teeny tiny detail -- so that was my inspiration, I am always doing these things on my notebook just to practice patterns and textures. :) I especially love the volcano smoke.
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I did some really lame pulp painting (I just did NOT get the pigment to fiber to water mixture right, and ended up with very translucent pulp. This piece came out the best in terms of color (browns, beiges, and blues). I then painted over it with textured medium and acryllics, did some papercutting, ink drawings, paper transfers, and modgepodged different elements all about. There's even some ink dyed cloth! Joy!
This one (below) is an accordion fold book- one of the rare instances where I accurately measured everything. It is going to be about the changing of the seasons, I hope to illustrate some snow covered foliage and such within it's pages. The cool thing about these books is that they fold out, almost like a scroll or a mural. Dual functionality -- part book, part installation illustration! I especially liked the paper I used. Cereal boxes covered in printed blue paper, with a medium weight cotton paper on the inside. :)
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