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.