Friday, October 29, 2010

Illustration Friday - Spent

Illustration Friday: Spent
Sunface in Sky
Paper mosaics, collage, mixed media
43.1 x 35.4 cm
© Kerry Schofield

Have you "spent" any time resting under the sun lately? Sunface is what I call a paper mosaic, that is tiny cut bits of paper collaged to Bristol board. The background is painted in gouache.

The sun is my sign and is representative of self expression, creativity, personal power and life force. In Roman mythology, the sun was represented by Apollo, the god of light. So in essence, Sunface in Sky is me.

I did an earlier study using paper mosaics. Please click on link to view: The best part about creating art with paper bits is the actual pasting down and forming of the image. The worst part is cutting and preparing the hand-collaged paper the bits are cut from. I prefer to use hand-painted bits rather than magazine bits because they have a heavier texture and a more earthy look overall.

This won't be the last of the paper mosaics. I have plans in the making for more pieces along with the combining of other mixed media materials. Instead of Bristol board, I'm going to experiment with a wood surface as the board tends to buckle what with the use of heavy white glue, which is essential. Again, artist Paul Klee is an inspiration as with the first paper mosaic I did.

Stay tuned . . .

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Illustration Friday - Racing

Illustration Friday: Racing
Racing to find the Wizard of Oz
Gouache, pen and ink, digital
© Kerry Schofield

This illustration is from an original pencil drawing. Collage layers were added in Photoshop. The image was printed on watercolor paper and hand colored with gouache. Pen and ink was then added to enhance the line work.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Illustration Friday - Spooky

Illustration Friday: Spooky
Dark beauty comtemplates "spooky"
Colored pencil, digital
© Kerry Schofield

Friday, October 8, 2010

Illustration Friday - Transportation

Illustration Friday: Transportation
Vulture Study
© Kerry Schofield 

This vulture study is from an original watercolor and mixed-media drawing. Vultures use their wings as transportation and are excellent navigators of the wind.  They are very patient creatures waiting for just the right moment to land on their prey and eat. 

Vultures can see meat from far away and have a keen sense of smell. The Mayans regarded the vulture as a death eater. It's October, the month of Halloween, apropos for ghouls and vultures alike. Vultures like to regally sit together on roof tops and in trees, in many numbers, and peer down very quietly. 

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