OMG!!! Just upgraded blogger and near scared myself to death making this post :( I'm sure I'll get used to it but got way confused when adding pics:S
Anyhoo, this weeks theme at The Butterfly Effect is Fairies...t'would be rude not to enter really :D
And Amy has posted a really fun video tutorial , Batik style wax resist technique!
So working in my Tyvek journal, I used Gauche paints to make a green base for my image...
and blotted with kitchen paper to get a nice textured surface
before making a brief out line sketch and dripping wax onto it.
Next I built up layers of yellow and purple and green.
After, melting the wax off again(layers of kitchen paper/newspaper and cool iron) I started adding detail to the figures and spots
I am enjoying working in a very loose style lately, which I am choosing to liken to impressionism (though I could be wrong lol)
I love the way the "drops" have a "solidity" about them.
Of course, being a Faerie, she needed wings, but I wanted to give an air of suspicion to the page, so I have given only a hint of their existence
So you tell me...is she protecting or stealing this human child?
Or is she a loving parent, shielding her offspring from a sudden downpour?
Enjoy :D XXX