Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Cheshire Farewell. . .

 
"the return makes one love the farewell" - Alfred de Musset

The Illustration Friday topic this week is FAREWELL.  After ciphering a bit about how to portray that idea without sketching a person waving, I remembered the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.  He would fade away until nothing was visible but his big smiling mouth. 
I was able to recreate that idea with a layer of vellum on top of a brightly colored girl - cutting out the mouth area allowed her face to be hazy while her lips remained vibrant!
 
Connor calls this girl Watermelon Head. . . 

17 comments:

Melanie said...

She looks great and I think it's a good goodbey painting.
Liefs, Melanie

clare said...

A clever idea! The comment about the watermelon made me giggle!

Lagene said...

Wow, I love how you used the vellum to express farewell! Love your lady!

Yolanda said...

That is stellar! Her eyes are beautiful and the coloring and shading amazing.

Janet said...

Cool idea! I like how she looks through the vellum...just barely visible except for those luscious lips.

Manon Visser said...

The colour combination is wonderful yet again and I am feeling very inspired by you. Thanks for sharing.
ManonX

PiaD said...

Beautiful! She has a very thoughtful expression. Dropping by from Paper Saturdays :)

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love the overlay idea... it has my brain racing in all sorts of directions here.... thanks for the inspiration... no doubt I will get bugger all done now because i will be thinking of this so i will direct all complaints in your direction...xx

Donna Bowman said...

Awesome journal page! I LOVE the vellum! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

Cat Beringer said...

love the vellum idea, so creative! The watermelon comment is funny! :)

denthe said...

What a great idea! I love the contrast between her brighly coloured lips and the hazy image. Wonderful work!

A Creative Harbor said...

Lovely creation ~ she is very dynamic and love the color combo ~ ^_^

Kimberly S said...

What a fun and very clever idea. Beautiful project. :)

fun stamping said...

What an amazing card - love the idea and LOVE the drawing!!! Stunning!

Viola said...

What an interesting idea and it came out to be fascinating and lovely! :)

Maria said...

oh wonderful!

anya said...

What an amazing piece of artwork! I adore the bold lines you used - her lips are especially perfect! Love the way you pulled in this week's challenge colors, too! So glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!