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.
Posted by Leslie Peterson at 8:24 PM
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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Posted by Leslie Peterson at 10:55 AM
Having a single space on the web dedicated JUST to my artwork is a rather daunting project -- hence why I have not really taken the time to fill this blog with my work. But alas! I must. SO I will start with some Intaglio prints that I've done over the last few years. I love them dearly, and wish I had the space and fortune to afford a printmaking studio. (I hear something on the wind about a co-op studio opening in Milwaukee!)
Posted by Leslie Peterson at 10:31 AM