07 October 2010

oh, hello

Recipe for "Oh, hello."

1- 4 x 6 inch {10,2 x 15,2 cm} piece of Arches hot press paper
2- cups of finely ground coffee
1- imagination
1- micron pen {01}
1- crimson lake colored pencil
1- terra cotta colored pencil

Make a strong batch of coffee in French press. Soak paper in coffee bath. Remove and bake in oven at low temp for 5-10 minutes. Place paper in a wood press to straighten. Let sit overnight. Once paper is flat and dry, use micron pen and imagination to bring the character to life. Top it off with a sprinkle of colored pencil to create rosy cheeks and knees.

Serves: one happy home and those who visit.

This illustration is available for purchase.


Sharon said...

Love your work, that you have decided to do art full time (my own dream as well), and that you are back to posting :)

stella latwinski said...

Thank you! I am so happy to be back. I was just thinking about how much I love being able to spend the day with my pups.