This is another adventure in explicit mixed-media. The more I reveal of the photo, the less I draw. I’m realizing that the less I draw, the less control I have of the overall effect of the image. I take most of the photographs I use in my art, and I prefer to make those initial decisions (though I did enjoying drawing Delacroix) as far as source material/documentation. Sometimes I like to stay true to to the original images. Line drawings enable me to change the reality of photographed images in many ways. For example, if I were to add more drawing to this image, I would: get rid of the ash tray in the bottom right hand corner; separate and blend the fence and tree to create depth and conflict; emphasize the difference in the dark and light greens of the tree; find negative space/shapes in the branches to add complexity; and change the color of the book so it doesn’t blend in with Blake’s dress so much.
“shoulda coulda woulda” -Tobias Funke
[The above is over edited because I’ve been writing more lately -lorna 12/13/12]
I’m just playing around right now, so this works as an experiment. I dove that butterfly chair.