Friday, February 25, 2011

Cow Horn Man


When he plays his horn, the children swarm. The five notes of the horn drift across the land and stir everyone's souls. Flies buzz, the adult settle back into their tasks, and everyone feels more connected to each other and the world than they had been before.

I finally started some new pictures, four in all. Is this mass production? I sat around for awhile two nights ago and made sketches, and then put the mask on. The next morning (yesterday), they were all dry, so I did the splatters with the toothbrush, and then yesterday evening that was all dry, so I rubbed the mask off of all three of them (one of them I didn't mask and splatter), and used the technical pens. I must say I'm a bit pleased.

14 comments:

  1. This sure says swarm to me! Nice pen work!

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  2. I'm going to show this to my students!

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  3. Beautiful use of ink and splatter! You're amazing with a pen/ink!

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  4. You have every right to be pleased. Very nice!

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  5. very beautiful. You definately have the cross hatching technique down. I always admire people who are able to create an image with very few outlines, just shadow and lights, takes great craftsmenship. I love the spatters too, they add a nice element of mystery that really fits well with the 'swarm' subject.

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  6. A bit pleased? :) You should be enormously pleased. This one again has great rhthym, but it also has depth. We can look 'into' the work, it's as if you have 'painted' the thickness of the air.

    I like depth, It gives us more to discover

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  7. Wow, these pieces have such energy and atmosphere. Love hearing how you did them.

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  8. Heisann!

    Thank you for telling us the process.... I this is a good post for 'swarming' ;_OD). Yes, you should be very pleased!

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  9. Beautiful - depth, energy, mystery!

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