Thursday, September 5, 2013

Illustration Friday - LUSH

A disheveled appearance belied her joy at the copious production of mica from her previously defunct mine.

I've had this collection of mica flakes for a while now but kept forgetting to use them.  Previously, I planned on using it for her hair but then decided what could be more LUSH than a fully functioning mica mine?  (YUP - my idea of lush is different than most peoples', LOL)

27 comments:

Marji said...

Really beautiful. I love using old book pages and how the words show through the artwork. Yours is lovely and the mica flakes are lush, indeed.

Uuna said...

Beautiful face and I like the text in the backround. What is coming...it is interesting to wait...

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love mica, and the colors you used for in your portrait compliment it perfectly.
Happy PPF,
Rinda

nancy vo said...

Beautiful! I like the text emerging through the drawing.

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful mix! Love how you combined all the elements, it works! <3

Jessica Mack said...

I agree with the other comments so far, this is really beautiful, lovely work!

linda (dots n doodles) said...

So beautiful!

artpickins.com said...

She is elegant - the mica is a perfect 'filler' for this portrait. Great work.

Giggles said...

Wonderful texture and bling with that mica...wonderful combination with a beautiful result!

Hugs Giggles

denthe said...

Love her disheveled appearance :-)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Ooh look at all that glitter, yummy. Love her wispy hair. Happy PPF

Mary C. Nasser said...

Gorgeous neutral, warm autumn colors!
Love the incorporation of the mica!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness - this looks gorgeous. From her beautiful face to the gorgeous mica, it looks so wonderful!
Sandy

Kim said...

She's lovely, what a beautiful face!

Diana Evans said...

this is so beautiful!!! wow!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Linda said...

beautiful Michelle!! Funny , I recently began revisitng my mica bits and am using them once again too :)

JKW said...

I have a few old books specifically for this, but can bear to use them. . . yet. The mica chips are great. Blessings, Janet PPF

bellefrogworks said...

I'm with you - when I was a kid I collected all those rocks with the shiny specks (basically mica I think) and carried this heavy case full of them wherever I went. Love the face and love all the mica glitter!

Janet said...

She may be a bit disheveled but she's still beautiful. And what a lucky girl to have a mica mine!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you've matched the colours in the hair with the mica flakes.

Manon Visser said...

Happy Paper Saturdays! ManonX

Irene Rafael said...

i find her compelling and like the mica addition very much.

Irene Rafael said...

i find her compelling and like the mica addition very much.

Tammie Dickerson said...

Love the loose line work and the creative application of mica! So cool!

Nancy B said...

She's so pretty and don't you just love using products that you've had forever!

veronica said...

pretty lips!

bekahjan said...

Your work is so delightful!