Many thanks to Janelle and Fausto for commissioning this fabric collage! I'm having so much fun with this one! Here's the vector graphic that I just finished. I'll use this as a pattern to cut out the fabric pieces.
Here are some pictures showing the steps I took to make the vector graphic.
reference photo I used
initial drawing from the reference photo
I drew some new plants (the first ones I drew just weren't doin' it for me.)
At 30 by 30 inches, this will be one of the biggest fabric collages I've done. I've always liked working on a large scale, and I'm excited to see how it turns out!
I'm also really enjoying the subject. It's rare for me to do landscapes, and it's actually pretty liberating! I'm allowing myself to have more of an abstract approach, focusing on the form and space rather than literally representing what's in the photo.
Preita is such a pretty Finnish name. I just stumbled across it and thought it perfect for the portrait. It means "most loving one."
Polar bears roll in the snow to clean their fur...
down the hill she goes!
This pose was inspired by my cat, Luther. He loves to roll around on his back...
detail of the trees in the background
I'm proud of this portrait because it includes movement, expression, and an interesting background. I feel that I've met a lot of previous challenges as well as the last one, which was to choose an animal based on an interesting behavior, and illustrate that behavior.
Discovery - drawing from a small sculpture, or maquette works well too Lesson - look to other artists for inspiration (shout out to Charley Harper!) Challenge - two animals fighting or one animal hunting another
(To view the study, sculpture, drawing, and vector graphic for this portrait, please view a previous post.)