This page is another example of me plagiarizing myself because I sketched this up from an ink and watercolour illustration I did just over three years ago. It is always interesting to see how I translate the same (or similar) drawing between mediums. This mixed media version was also an experiment in using a lemon yellow and lime green palette. I think the combination is as fresh as you would expect from citrus inspiration. I suspect it would have more zing to it if not dulled down with the flesh tones. I am finding that I really like to use text papers in my mixed media pieces. Maybe it is my love of books and reading but I also just like the sort of mark-making quality it contributes, all those shapes and forms.
She doesn’t look like a sprite, but she looks like a Sprite. 😉 Reminds me of a lemon/lime dress I had my senior year in high school. You can’t be depressed in those colors.
They are uplifting colours, I agree. I, however, cannot wear either of them as my olive skin ends up looking either sickly or martian.
Agreed. I would never wear it now! My husband and son have both told me not to wear yellow LOL.
I like her hair and that she is Monday as her print tells me.
Thanks. I’ve got a stash of old desk calendar pages. I like that they have a mixture of text types on them.
One of my favorites is dictionary pages. I like both the paper quality and the print.
Yes. I do too. I actually just obtained another wrecked dictionary that I can rip to bits and use in collage so those pages will start appearing in my art journal soon. I also have an encyclopedia and a map book – though the latter is almost all used up now.
Maps. Another fantastic collage resource.