Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ripple (Death By Oil Slick)

New one for Illustration Friday topic: Ripple.

The word was chosen to coincide with a fund raiser to help with the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe (Oil Spill), other entries can be found here.

My first response to the word Ripple was, as usual, puerile and mildly perverse, but then I figured it could give me a chance to do something that I hadn't done before, which was using the Water Colour brushes.

It was also nice, as they requested a particular size, which gave an added limitation to the piece.

What began as doodling away with the pencils, ended with some subtle colour washes and fiddling around, and I'm kinda happy with the way it turned out. Makes me feel all arty....


Sally Taylor said...

This is haunting and meaningful. Will you be submitting it to the project?

Jesse said...

Was planning to, and I think I sent off ok... only really got to it this morning. Thanks for your comment!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Holds up well compositionally and a very strong image. Isn't great that we can do silly, puerile AND serious, deep?