Sunday, May 8, 2011

Illustration using water soluable oil pastels.


This illustration came from a dream.
Often I will sit down and just start drawing and see what comes out.
In this case it was a wierd looking cat/angel woman balancing  on a clothes line with her outstretched hands to a bird who is feeding her young with a worm.  
She has been harvesting carrots from an organic garden in front of a church.
Maybe  it's alluding to the fact that some people  may seem like angels but really they are quite the opposite.
You need to be wise about whose hand you hold because you might end up in an early grave by being made into sparrow soup with carrots.
You could literally be the last supper.

Trust your inner guidance and eat more organic carrots if you are a catwoman and more organic worms if you are a bird, coz every day above ground is a good day and don't forget to wash your underwear regularly.
Find  some time to smell the roses.

Are you confused yet? 
You should be because dreams are often hallucinogenic aren't they?.

Draw something in  HB pencil first thing in the morning in a visual diary or on water colour paper.
 Outine the drawing in black waterproof pen.
Lay water soluable oil pastels over the surface.
 Add water to the colour with a brush.
Lay some while acrylc or watercolour paint  paint over the pastel to knock the colour back so it's not so garish, especially the background.
Go over the foreground with water soluable oil pastels and add water to them with a brush.  

Creative Quotes of the day

Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice.
Robinson Jeffers

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

If you live in New Zealand and you don't know how or where to find  reasobaly priced water soluable oil pastels, join the club.
I had beeen searching for six months but finally I have found them, so if you want to know you'll have to ask me.

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