Sunday, February 24, 2013

Illustration Friday: Whisper

This week's topic at the Illustration Friday is WHISPER. This is my quick pencil sketch on the topic. Isn't whisper really this?

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Year of the Snake

This is my submission for this week's topic "Year of the Snake"  at  I am the Diva CZT.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pyrographic Art: Wise Owl

I continue to experiment and practice with the wood burning kit I purchased a few months ago. The owl above was created on a bamboo cutting board ( I got a set of two for $3 from Amazing Savings) using a combination of techniques:

1. First, I heat transferred the owl image (which I got from Graphics Fairy) on the wood using the technique described here
2. Next, I wood burned the details and shading using various tips. 
3. Finally, I painted additional details (light colored feathers) using acrylic paints. 
The whole project took about three hours and though, I am pleased with the overall effect, I intend to practice more.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Virtual Paintout: Valparaiso, Chile

This month we visit Valparaiso, Chile at the Virtual Paintout. Valparaiso is a historic city and is also one of  UNESCO Heritage sites. But, as I was taking a virtual tour of the city, I was beginning to think that it might as well be called the graffiti capital of the world. I found spectacular street art everywhere and the city seemed like a living museum. Take a look here, here and here.
So, I decided to capture one of the street arts as a painting for my submission. I found this on the gate of a regular home on a well maintained street. I found the sneering asymmetrical face intriguing (or is it a beaten up face?) and wondered why someone would choose to have it painted outside their home. On the same street down a couple of homes, there was another set of flamboyant drawings. Provided I get vegetarian food to eat, I would definitely like to visit Valparaiso, Chile.

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