Tuesday, 21 October 2014

"Lizard"

This is my latest experiment with mixed media. I wanted to use a watercolour background in contrast to the ballpoint pen lines to enhance the details of lizard's skin, which I find absolutely fascinating. Drawing it was almost like a mathematical challenge, although I did give free rein to my imagination too. I like how the transparency of watercolour melts with the transparency of the drawing. In a way it expresses the camouflaging nature of lizards.


"Lizard", 21x21cm, watercolour with ballpoint pen


Have a lovely week, see you next time :)

10 comments:

  1. Marielle - this is awesome. I so love the contrast in this piece. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I enjoyed making this one, I'm so happy you like it :) Hope you have a lovely week.

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    1. Thank you, Amy, I'm glad you like it :)

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  3. The details are absolutely amazing; especially as you get close to the edge of the painting. All those tiny circles must have taken a lot of time. You have a beautiful gift, Marielle. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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    1. Thank you, Brandi! Yes, it did take ages to draw the skin in such detail... But I loved every minute of drawing this lizard! Thank you for visiting!

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  4. Great combination here, Marielle! Makes the subject 'pop'.

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    1. Thank you, Jim! I'm really glad you liked both the subject and the technique!

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  5. I admire your ability to work with such different media. Love that lizard.

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    1. Thank you, Karin, for your appreciation! Experimenting with different media is always very exciting!

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