Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Illustration Friday: "Dessert"

I can't believe that with everything going on in the past few weeks that I managed to eek out an IF illo!

 I can dream, can't I?

There are a couple of issues I had with this image.  I really didn't like it as I was doing it, mainly because of the media.  I've officially decided that I don't like working with color pencil.  And that's funny because I LOVE working with graphite pencil.  And, I love a lot of things that other artists (like Kathy Hare) do with it.  But, I just don't think it's for me.  I prefer to do detailed line drawings in ink and follow through with the "quick gratification" of watercolor - felt like I was layering and layering forever with the colored pencil!

I gave my cheap scanner a try and (gasp) found that it isn't the best for uploading art...at least for colored pencil and all of it's texture.  I haven't tried other materials yet.  But, I got it for $10 from a school that was closing down and it will have its uses around the house.  I might return to photographing the art for a better picture.

4 comments:

Carula Garat said...

OMG, can I dream with you?
I am SO HUNGRY right now!

I like your illo; very graphic, and it sure has engaged my stomach! :)

Rose West said...

I really like the idea of this piece! Full of imagination!

KleinsteMotte said...

Was dream a blog topic. This is one of several I read today. I do like the art.

Diane Smith said...

Thanks for visiting and sharing! Now, I'm going to find something sweet to ear!