Sunday, April 18, 2010

IF: (ART) Detective


Art Detective

Desperate to complete an image for Illustration Friday's theme of 'Detective', yesterday morning was spent working on an image called Nature Detective where I drew myself on my hands and knees in the bush looking through a magnifying glass at all the wonder of nature. Sadly Nature Detective did not work out but all was not lost...
Nature Detective metamorphasised into Art Detective. Here I am in my role as art super sleuth - I wander the streets and the bush collecting evidence - observing, sketching, recording, photographing, notetaking. Sometimes I walk, sometimes I ride my bike. What a great life to be an artist.
I hope you like it - I better get back to my real job now.
x

7 comments:

ColeAndJosephine said...

I really like the birds in the hair. Sometimes my favorite pieces are the ones that turned out completely different than the concept I had planned.

Kylie said...

There is something about this piece that just makes me feel happy, she seems so carefree...ahhh wish it were me!

clara said...

this is so pretty to look at - and I love your commentary on how your artwork came about.

Nicky Linzey said...

This is such a great idea and has worked really well - I love the sound of your life!

BTW I import my pics into a drawing programme like illustrator or coreldraw and crop/arrange them on a page & export the whole thing as a jpeg.

Marion Eldridge said...

This is lovely! I also loved the commentary about how this image came about. I love the light and breezy feel of it and all the fascinating detail.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Your Art Detective came out magical! Love all the wonderful details you shared with your creative observations. Blessings to you! :)

aleciagoodman said...

Very interesting...