Tuesday, December 02, 2008

As The Wind

{"As The Wind", Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 2008}
{Detail}
This is the final piece that I am including in my portion of Crossroads Iowa 2008. I have a few older pieces and then the one from the last post. I used watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic and oil in this piece, and not necessarily in that order! I think photographing it did the colors much more justice, after several frustrating tries at accurate scans.
Does anyone out there have a fantastic scanner in their home that reproduces even the slightest nuances? Let me know! I may be interested in getting that...

17 comments:

Lisa M Griffin said...

Candace this is wonderful! I love the additional scenery and the bee flying alongside them... it just adds to the "pace" and energy of this piece. Great subtle technique along the border as well. Just gorgeous!!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi candace!
oh i just love this piece. there is so much fun and adventure in it!

i have a very old scanner and i have tweeked the gamma to get the richness i like. try playing with your default settings and see what happens.

:) melissa

Diana Evans said...

Hi Candace...this looks fab!!! I love it and the depth of it...what a great piece....

Have a great day!!!

Hugs
Diana

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

It turned out sooo beautiful Candace!!! I really love this. It has a classic feel to it. Fantastic!

Workhorse said...

this looks awesome, I really dig that border

Kate said...

This. Is. STUNNNNNING! My jaw dropped when i saw it Candace. It is so magical and perfect in every way. I love it.

No advice on scanners, but I would sure like to know, too. I play with the settings, sometimes, but it's still not to my liking.

Roberta said...

It's gorgeous Candace.
Congrats on the show! Have fun!

Carli said...

wow this is really beautiful. I love the border. STUNNING!

Sara Butcher said...

Absolutely, positively, adorable! Oh man, you gotta find a poem or write a poem to go with this. It's just too perfect! What a gorgeous piece to have in your portfolio!

Edrian Thomidis said...

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Peachy Cheek said...

very sweet. i recommend scanning it at a high resolution and you can use a contrasting tool and brightness tool in photoshop:)

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

This is a terrific illustration! I love the way you framed the drawing on the paper. Very nice stuff!

princesstomato said...

I REALLY like this piece, Candace.

teri

Tiddly Inks said...

I really like it. :) Very rich and detailed.

I too am often frustrated when scanning because of the end result...let me know when you figure it out! LOL

Chickengirl said...

Gorgeous!! If only I can paint like that! I bet the original looks even better!

Sorry I am no help with the scanner...I only use it to scan in rough sketches...

Paige Keiser said...

This is wonderful, I love it! You've created a very believable world!

Phyllis Harris said...

Hi Candace. Thanks for your kind words on my blog!

I love this piece!! It's just beautiful!!