Friday, February 20, 2009

Illustration Friday - 'Instinct'


'her instinct', mixed media, 6x12

Finally getting a chance to submit something for IF and on the Friday it's posted! I've missed working at something with a bit of a deadline, even if it's self-imposed. This piece started out as a simple pencil sketch, which I scanned in and painted (i use that term loosely, as I have much to learn in this medium, I'm in AWE of all you accomplished digital artists out there)

I like testing things out digitally sometimes, composition, colors, etc, before taking it to canvas or wood. I have to admit I feel a slight wanderlust for working digitally though. No mess, no paint drying out while you tend to a family 'emergency' (ha!) and of course you can erase just like *that*....

I plan on exploring 'her instinct' further on a wood panel. And....a mini-series of 'red dress' women are in my immediate future as I was prompted by a few local artists to submit to an art gallery here for "International Women's Day". It's coming up first week of March so stay tuned for more red-garbed ladies as I hope to donate at least one of my pieces for this special awareness day & cause.

Wish me luck! :>

10 comments:

Regina said...

She's beautiful! Best to you on your project.

Evie's Ark, All Things Animal said...

So lovely!

Indigene said...

Great red dress and tribute!

Jennifer White said...

Laura, the red is stunning....and cannot wait to see more in this beautiful hue!

adrienne trafford said...

this is gorgeous - i'm anxious to see the other red dress ladies...

studio lolo said...

Poetry in red ;)

carla said...

She's very beautiful. I am attracted to her calm expression and the classic pose. This would look really great on a wood panel - so many ways to add texture!

mariapacewynters said...

I love your work! ...and red is my favorite colour!

Susan Tuttle said...

hey sweet laura,
she is a beauty in red!

i know what you mean about the no mess appeal of digital -- cleaning up after oneself -- not a prob -- click a button. don't you wish cleaning the house was that easy!?

xoxo

Catnapping said...

red. my absolute favorite colour. she has great instincts.