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Half Spread

May 13, 2015


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. 🙂

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2015 1:11 pm

    A great collection Gale, just love the weird drawing thing. I like they are not related objects but things that have grabbed your imagination. Karen

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 15, 2015 1:12 pm

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

  2. May 13, 2015 5:45 pm

    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.

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 15, 2015 1:14 pm

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

  3. May 13, 2015 5:57 pm

    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!

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 15, 2015 1:17 pm

      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!

  4. May 15, 2015 5:40 am

    ooooh loving this!!! That sea urchin just screams texture!

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 15, 2015 1:17 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! It was fun to figure out. 🙂

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