Wednesday, 3 April 2013
"Last Enchantment" Altered Book Page - Fox
This has been a work in progress, altering "The Last Enchantment" ex-library book for over 12 months now, only working on pages as and when the mood has taken me. I am almost at the end of my imaginary journey within an enchanted wood. I have recorded all the animals and fantasy creatures encountered, together with a snippet of information, mainly in the form of poetry, about each one.
This is the first page I have drawn and coloured from scratch. Usually, I have relied on rubber stamping or print outs for the images. The inspiration for this layout was from a painting by Patrick Latimer, a South African artist. I was impressed by the simplicity of his fox drawing and felt confident that I could draw one too. The picture has been coloured with water soluble Caran D'Ache Neo II crayons and blended with a damp brush. I am very impressed with these crayons, with their ease of use and the rich pigmentation. Not having to use a wet brush to blend means that the page does not get wet and wrinkled when drying.
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