Wednesday 25 May 2016

Artwork process: Mother of Bees

'Mother of Bees' 2016

Initial sketch for artwork, Felt it was too stiff so reworked it.

Altered inclination of head and adjusted features. Introduced right hand and arm into image.

Inked drawing using 'unipin fineline' adding finer detail onto figure and flowers. FIve bees in total, always good to have an odd number rather than an even number:
'The "rule of odds" states that by framing the object of interest with an even number of surrounding objects, it becomes more comforting to the eye, thus creates a feeling of ease and pleasure. It is based on the assumption that humans tend to find visual images that reflect their own preferences/wishes in life more pleasing and attractive.
The "rule of odds" suggests that an odd number of subjects in an image is more interesting than an even number. Thus if you have more than one subject in your picture, the suggestion is to choose an arrangement with at least three subjects. An even number of subjects produces symmetries in the image, which can appear less natural for a naturalistic, informal composition.
An image of a person surrounded/framed by two other persons, for instance, where the person in the center is the object of interest in that image/artwork, is more likely to be perceived as friendly and comforting by the viewer, than an image of a single person with no significant surroundings.' from Wikipedia/Composition (visual arts)

First layer of colour laid down. Shading and more depth of colour applied.

almost finished piece, A4 on Bristol Board

I've decided that this will be the Giveaway artwork when my facebook page reaches 50 subscribers (click the 'like' button at the top of the page on the banner) and follow the other instructions:

So it's still early days for my artpage Bloowabbit and I thought once I reach 50 people who follow Bloowabbit I'll do a giveaway, a freebie, an original A5 artwork delivered to your door...
International followers welcome to enter...
All you have to do is...
- LIKE my Bloowabbit fb page (click 'like' at top of page)
- COMMENT under this post on my Bloowabbit page
- SHARE my Bloowabbit page with your mates
what's more...if 100 people like my page by May 31st I'll throw in a second prize 

I'd originally offered an A5 piece but am offering  this which is A4...! I'll be using Rafflecopter to make the draw a fair one and international friends are also welcome to enter. Follow this link to my facebook page: Bloowabbit

Tomorrow's blogpost: 'S.A.V.E.R.S. challenge'

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All rights reserved. The artworks/illustrations or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the artist except for specific permission granted with a free downloadable.

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