Thursday, 16 June 2011

strength of a tiger...

that's what we women have...

I started by writing a message to myself , about staying strong, being focused, living to fight another day... i then gessoed over this.















I then coloured this with neocolours.
















To this I added lots of background stamping,layers of white acrylic, more stamping,more paint etc















I then added some print outs of acanthus leaves... and some leaf stencilling.















I coloured the print outs with necolour washes...















Then I drew my tiger girl, easier said than done. She almost went in the bin several times. Once happy with the position I glued her into the journal.




















then i painted her, adding hair that flowed into the page...















Finally I printed out 3 verses of a poem by Kavita Ganness and added the to the right hand side, blending in the edges with more neocolours and paint.
















the poem...


9 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous hun, thanks for the step by steps sometimes I forget the wonders of paint!

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  2. another stunner, just love everything about this one and given everything that I appear to be facing right now, I loved the poem and find the whole project so inspiring on this day in particular. Brilliantly done Darcy :)

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  3. ohhhh love tiger girl!! shes awesome

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  4. WOW!!! Such a powerful page!!! Fantastic! :D XXX

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  5. That is amazing Darcy & such a positive, strong message to send to yourself.
    C
    xx

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  6. the tiger girrrrrl came out great..

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  7. All the hard work you did on the background really gives great depth to your tiger girrrl. Thank you so much for sharing how you did it. I love the artwork on your blog. It makes me want to see more more MORE.

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  8. Hi Darcy! you asked about the images on my page, well it is all hand drawn. doodled figure onto vellum stuck over a sketched background. You guys have been inspiring me to "do my own thing" :D Thanks for the compliment :D XXX

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  9. Wow Darcy this is fabulous xxx

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