|Derwent Studio coloured pencils - 24cm (9½") diameter|
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Portrait is finished!
I dunno if any of you recall me mentioning a while back that I had rediscovered the joys of 2D art? (namely pens and pencils) While awaiting my Touch markers, I had started a pencil portrait to keep myself busy and entertained (as if I'm not busy enough already!) :) I finished it this afternoon. I was going to make a series of images surrounding the Celtic tree ogham, but I am just too overwhelmed by the magnitude of this project. If I do so, I might use another type of media; perhaps a combo of marker and coloured pencils. Pencils alone take up too much time! This rendition of Beith, the birch tree, took me over 40+ hours to finish! Birch is associated with new beginning and purification (a white calf) as well as nurturing (the cow). In the background, you can see the sunrise upon a new dawning day, and in the forefront, on one of the birch trees, is the Celtic ogham symbol for the birch.