Thursday, 21 July 2016

Finding the Light

Hello Bloggy Peeps,

This month in our Life Book adventure has been all about light and dark. The lesson for Week 28 was with the wonderful Tamara Laporte, creator of Life Book, and it was called Embracing All of You. Tam encouraged us to work with a whole figure this time, rather than just a face as we have before.

Here's how mine turned out ...


We started by using a gelli plate to create a grungy background, masking off the silhouette of a figure, then used torn paper masks and gesso to make the shapes of trees. After that, various media came into play to add shadows, highlights and extra detail - I used Inktense pencils, Prismacolour pencils, Pitt Pens, Posca Pens, Neocolour II crayons and Golden Fluid Acrylic paints.

And what a lovely messy time I had. Need to go clean my room now .....

Thanks for visiting me today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx


3 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Absolutely STUNNING! It reminds me a little of the technique used in the 'Into the Wild' story book.... sure you don't want to start children's book illustrating? This is FABULOUS!!!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

This looks wonderful, Annie! Love the trees and the little dots look like it's snowing or perhaps fireflies twinkling. I always like how you put your own spin on the lessons. I haven't tackled this one yet - I've skipped quite a few in the last couple months, but it's ok, I'm learning to take it easy!

Valerie Thorpe said...

OH WOW! this is amazing. Love it... the forest looks awesome and Lizzy is right it is like a story book illustration.