Saturday, January 12, 2013

Illustration Friday - OCEAN

A woman's heart is like a deep OCEAN of secrets.    -  Alicia Figgs
The Illustration Friday topic this week is OCEAN.  Started with a background splish-splashed about with diluted acrylic paints.  Salt was added to the puddles of paint which enhanced the visual texture once the page was dry (and the salt flicked off).  Flyaway hair comes from India Ink blown around with a straw.
 Colors are from the Play Date Cafe Challenge
Linking to Sunday Sketches

21 comments:

Marcia said...

I really like how you did the inky hair! The dots are also very fun.

Kit Lang said...

Here from A in B - lovely work! :)

clare said...

stunning, love everything about it. x

Dawn said...

Hi! Popping in from Artists in Blogland! Wow--this is beautiful! Gorgeous piece! Gonna have to take a look around at more of your work! =0)
http://artistsinblogland.blogspot.com/2013/01/show-and-tell-saturday-33.html

Terri Stegmiller said...

She's beautiful!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous journal page! Love the hair detail! Thanks for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe.

Ariel said...

Your lady looks brilliant and the background texture is gorgeous.
Susan

Linda Kittmer said...

She's fabulous and I especially love the way you did her hair. You've used the colour palette beautifully!

DJ said...

The colors here are just beautiful

Alexandra said...

Michelle, these are way too adorable. I'm in love with your work and style. :)

P.S. I'll add you to the list.

Cindy D. said...

I love these colors. Lovely design style too!

Kimberly Jones said...

My favorite colors - blues and greens! And my favorite subject - ocean! I love her hair!

Rachel W K said...

this is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

anya said...

This is beautiful! Amazing work of art. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Hellemor said...

WOW, that an amazing painting. Just love it.

Carol L McKenna said...

She is gorgeous ~ Wonderful illustration!

(A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

denthe said...

Love her! The hair and the background are awesome.

pauline said...

Michelle, i love how you interpret the IF themes! And just LOVE what you did with her hair!! Wonderful. I hope you recognize your own blossoming talent? it's gorgeous. And those dots... OH THOSE DOTS!!! ;-) xox

veronica said...

very cool! love the blue/green background!

Helen said...

What a beautiful piece - you are such a great artist! love the colours and how you chose to use them. Big congrats on making the PDCC Fab 4 too!

Enejy clemens said...

Your girls are always so beautiful, so full of detail and texture. Just beautiful!!

Have a great day!
Nora