Friday, 25 October 2013
Frankenstein on Cardboard (IF Creature)
Size: 24 x 37 cms
Media: Gouache on
Tools: Various brushes
Thought I'd make some art work to sell on my Etsy shop...(soon to open). This is a freehand painting that I did by eye (no tracing) on a bit of an old cardboard box. It took me quite a bit longer than I thought (7 or 8 hours probably). Painting in gouache, for the unaccustomed, is quite a task. You put some paint on and seem to lift an equal amount off. Its a balancing act...but one which you either love or hate, The good thing is that it dries quickly allowing fast(ish) production. The fact that its on cardboard means that I will let it go at a reasonable rate...It will also be cheaper to post. I'll also be printing out some of my pen work (cartoons) onto greetings cards made out of recycled brown kraft paper. I'm looking after the planet!!!..recycled everything!! If anyone is interested in buying this before the shop opens...send me an email for more details!
It is unframed and comes in the typical gouache matt finish...Varnishing ruins gouache. (its not a brilliant painting and lacks skills of good painters, but it is a Pen Mover original and will sell for a very fair price )... If it sells I'll post an edit here marking it as Sold!!!!
I am guessing that this weeks Illustration Friday theme will be Halloween based...so on Friday I'll probably link this there..(unless the word is pretty).