Sunday, January 20, 2013

Original Art Sundays No. 148: Fall Into A Book!

On this cold blustery day, I should have a Pooh image for you!
Instead, we're going with an older piece.
I don't often work in gouache, but I do like its richness and versatility- it has some of the advantages of oils with less hassle and cleanup.
This was a blind submission, intended for a Barnes & Noble fall ad campaign. Obviously unused, or  you'd have seen it before.

I like the idea of leaves reading- pages of books being sometimes called leaves and all- and the space left for the logo has a nice ornate, woodsy feel to it.
The palate is limited, and based in the blue paper I had on hand to use as a frame for the deckle edge heavy watercolor paper.
Again, I think my art is at its best when I try not to be too precise.
While I'm not really set up to paint right now, I am feeling the itch a bit.
But then, that might just be dry winter skin!
Next: scanner access is back, so probably another Surrealist Cowgirls page. Between now and then, that neglected Wolverton post!

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