Sunday, October 4, 2015

My Scheherazade: So Close Yet So Far

This is a collage of Edmund Dulac's Illustration of the Arabian Nights. I got the free image from Dover Publications Edmund Dulac Treasury: 116 Color Illustrations. I printed several copies of it, recolored all of them using watercolor pencils and acrylic ink (this is how the original print looks like). Then I progressively layered the prints to achieve the dimensional look. I learned this technique from Paula Guhin's Image Art Workshop. 

As befitting an illustration of the Arabian Nights, I embellished the castle with several swarovski crystals.

Sometimes, dresses can look architectural too. These are some of the dresses from the "China Through the Looking Glass" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Linked to Art Journal Journey October Theme of Architecture.


  1. Love your Arabian Nights illustration, it is beautifully made and coloured. And I am sure that the Swarovski crystals are well placed there. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

  2. Very mysterious and intriguing Arabian Nights art
    Wow aren't those dresses amazing!

  3. Wonderful art here and I love your beautiful Arabian Nights piece! So glad you linked to Art Journal Journey!
    Welcome to our party!

  4. Lovely illustration and thanks for the Dulac links.
    Yes, the dresses are architectural too, pretty amazing.

  5. love your nihts illiutrations.
    beautifully things of arabian nights,love it.

    oxo jenny

  6. your illustration is so beautiful with your personal touches, and those dresses-wow-awesome!

  7. Great architecture all around. The illustration is wonderful and that plate dress, gorgeous but not too comfortable to sit in, ha.

  8. Terrific image for the journalnpage and amazing photographs

    Love Chrissie x


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