A busy week in Artlandia! We're well on our way to a new unicorn (pseudo-)tapestry [thumbs up!]
|it's 48" across and about 5' tall,|
with me for scale
|The new unicorn, with it's older sibling.|
Though, naturally, it didn't spring forth fully formed... first I worked on the body, adding acrylic, ink and color pencil and then joined the head and body. I decided to put a collar over the seem between the body and the head:
|New block for collar|
I cut out and added the tree - the segments of the roots are working just like I wanted them too - extending the base of the tree and looking like they're poking up from the ground. I also find the new squirrel really funny.
Now for the ground... I'm not exactly sure what to do about the ground. I want something that looks sort of like marbling, but that gives me more control. And I want it not to be a million little pieces (since I plan to put a million little piece on top of it ;) ). On that note - look what came this week!! New paper! And it just happens to be wide enough to cover the screen (wha ha ha).
|leg with marbled paper as ground|
|printed paper 18 x 50" and the corner of the plate|
I made a collagraph plate and tried it with mixed results. The result is big enough, and it's close to being what I want, but not quiet it (yet), It's also not quite the right color - I think I want to keep the printing elements in black, but not this dark (maybe adding transparent base?) and then maybe a wash of green to the paper...and gold splatters? (hmmmmm.) In any case, it's moving along (and it's big! :D )