Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas !

Merry  Christmas Everyone!

This is a Pen and Ink card I created for a 2009 Card Exchange in the Pen & Ink Forum on the WET CANVAS Artist site. It is based on some old Public Domain Illustrations from various children's books. The Reindeer is from a last Century Alphabet book, and the goose was originally a white one...decided to make it a WILD Canada goose for the card... wobbly snow-covered fir trees and back-ground my own....the work is a combination of 2 sizes of Micron pens and a Wolff's carbon graphite pencil for shading. 

The exchange is made up of 20 people from Australia to Canada and points across the Atlantic and Pacific and in- between. You keep your original penwork, then scan  it, print up an edition and send it to the others in the exchange.have recieved about a dozen great and varied , individually designed cards thus far...nice way to ring in the New Year!


Season's Greetings One and All!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Ghost in the Machine

Title:     The Ghost in the Machine

Challenge:   Using textures and Layers for the Digital Art Quirks Studio Challenge Forum

See Comments at :   Studio Challenge Art  : Gallery

Layers:  24-30  incorporating 2 other prior digital works- including one of a combine-harvester-

new (FLKR group)  free textures and an old 17th C Italian Engraving recently found on the Web

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Past

Title:    Christmas Past

Entry:   Art on the Darkside Challenge

Layers: 12 plus words


Public Domain Images of Quebec from The Library of Congress/ Back-ground from FLICKR Free Textures group/Website freebies from online vintage art sites...including an old ad of a particularly spooky and snowflake surrounded Pere Noel/Father Christmas!!


My hope is that the back-ground and surround is convincingly cold and Winter-y in feel ; reminiscent of a block of carved dark-cored ice...