Sunday, August 21, 2005

Illustration Friday - August 19 - Reflection


My friend Irene reflects upon leaving San Marcos, Guatemala on Lake Atitlan. Our 3 day trip to escape the heat of September in Belize turned into 3 weeks of mountainous cool where we chilled our brains, practiced yoga, meditation, learned Reiki and drank lots of red wine. The image is a hand colored illustrated photo. I first make a print on Arches 140lb. watercolor paper and then color it with oil pastel, prismacolor pencils and watercolor pencils.

7 comments:

♥ joleen ♥ said...

wow! that's a neat way to create this! at first i thought it was "just" a photograph. beautiful! :)

Mick said...

Very, very interesting...this is terrific and I know how difficult it is to mix those media. Well done!

DCveR said...

Funny. My dad used to do that back when there was no color film. The big surprise here is to see someone using nowadays. Congratulations, you seem to have mastered it.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Everyday I learn something new. This is beautiful.

Gravity Drop said...

That really is nice...... I would never have guessed it was coloured in.

Lisa said...

That's fabulous! And I so wish I was there with you for 3 weeks...what a wonderful time you had :)

Rev. Dennis J. Shane, D.D., ULC said...

wow, very very nice! ;)