Wow! The last few months have been quite hectic, with a hurry up and wait vibe. First, in anticipation of moving rather suddenly, I started paring down my possessions and packing things up. Then came the reality that moving was going to more than likely take longer, as the house isn’t going to sell quickly, so I started unpacking things. In the midst of this, I must have jarred something in my laptop, so it’s been into the shop for repair. I’m just glad to be here and share something way overdue with you all, and the excitement of a giveaway!
If you remember some time back, I mentioned that I was doing some commission work. The work is done, the book has been published, and I’m excited to share that one of my colourings was used as the back cover!
The book, The Masters of Fashion Illustration by Wendy Piersall, is full of absolutely stunning renderings of Art Nouveau fashions…and I have a signed copy to share with one lucky winner!
The book itself, has been created with colourists of all skill levels in mind, with a perfectly balanced mix of simply detailed to more complex detailed images. It also features single-sided pages, great for those who choose to also include types of markers in their techniques. I love that she has also included testing sheets with boxes where you can note that perfect shade that you blended and worked your colours to achieve, or colour combinations. Lastly, she names the original artist of each illustration, which is great if you want to research the original work for inspiration.
Here are some samples of the illustrations in this book that I have enjoyed colouring.
If you would like to try your hand at some of these images, please go see Wendy’s blog, she offers some sample pages.
Now for the part you all have been waiting for…the giveaway. To enter, leave a comment and tell me who your favourite Art Nouveau artist is, and let me also know what type of tutorials you’d like to see. The contest will be close at midnight on August 31, 2016, it is open internationally, and the winner will be picked using Random.org. One entry per person please.
Keep crafting, creating and colouring! I’ll see you in my next post.