Half Spread


Finally a touch of wild colors and crazy things. Along with the urchin test and magnolia seedpod, I’ve added a weird drawing utensil. At least, I think it’s a drawing tool! It’s from the strange collection acquired by my dad and his mother. Eventually the bones will show themselves on the other page…., well, maybe. So far there is one bone and a tooth, but the rest is still in the works. I’ll be adding a few other things to the urchin page, shadows, maybe a shell. Time will tell.

I’ll be off to Eugene today due to a request from one of the therapist. Hopefully a good thing. 🙂

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

8 thoughts on “Half Spread

    1. My studio is filled with odd bits of unrelated stuff. More things keep popping up on the page. 🙂

  1. The weird drawing thing is a ruling pen! I used one when I was at college. You put a dollop of thin paint (gouache) between the jaws, and then you can draw straight lines against a ruler. That is the theory, but I always got blobs, or paint seeping under the ruler. I like the mix of objects too – the magnolia seed head is such a strange and lovely object.

    1. I’ve not even heard of a ruling pen, but it makes sense. Thanks for demystifying it for me!

  2. I love where you have taken this, absolutely perfect! Yes I have memories of that ruling pen too, it’s so cool! I never could get the hang of it but it looks so impressive. Your depiction is perfect!

    1. I think I’ve finally broken through the barrier of “I’m not worthy (Wayne’s World excerpt)”. I think it will help with the other books to come. 🙂
      Glad you’re enjoying it thus far. More to come!

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