26 May 2009

Illustration Friday - Cracked


Here's my submission for this week's theme of 'cracked'. This 'cracked pots' collage was made from paper sprayed with water and brushed with watercolours which mingled on the surface. I then overlaid the paper with cling wrap and left this overnight to dry, which resulted in the cracked texture. I cut out little pot shapes and stuck these onto Japanese papers, then applied the title and tweaked the image a little digitally to try to find the original colours! The ultramarines after scanning seemed rather bright compared with the original and despite much fiddling, I still can't reproduce the same depth of colour here :(

27 comments:

  1. I love the colors and the effect you accomplished on the pots.

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  2. The color scheme is gorgeous, and I love the "cracks."

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  3. Very nice Caroline. Great colors and nice work on the texture.

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  4. Wow! I really love your IF take this week. Very beautiful, marticulous textures, form & shape and composition!
    So clever, you go a new technique here, glad that you share with you.
    It will be excellent if you can show us on video.....Ha..Ha..

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  5. Hey Caroline, drop dead gogeous..Love it! I have been having troubles submiting anything to IF...the themes have been weird..but I love yours! smashing colours and stylized

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  6. Beautiful!! I love the colors! Wonderfully done. Thanks for sharing the descriptions. It sounds fascinating. Should try it out sometime:)

    I left a mesg at Judy's website. I thought I'll get to know another fab artist.

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  7. how cool! thanks for sharing this technique!

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  8. wow love the technique... thanks for stopping in at my blog as well.....at least you know what happened to venus de milo's arms now hahahhaa

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  9. So that's how this beauty is done. I manually paint those textures by the way.haha Thanks for the free tutorial Caroline!;)

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  10. Fabulous textures and colors! Thanks for sharing your technique. Fascinating and educational. These are gorgeous pots, because they are cracked so beautifully.

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  11. Oh good illo!!! and I have to say that I LOVE the header illustration too. Course I'm partial to any and all things tulip!

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  12. Very nice. The scans I do never seem to tell the real story. I've practically wrecked a file by trying to make it look like the real thing. For my part, I think the art, as you have shared it, looks great.

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  13. Caroline I was really surprised not to see a picture of myself under that title.

    xoxoxo

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  14. Very effective piece...the colours, shapes, technique and the clean lines.

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  15. Beautifully done and a great idea. Love the colours & textures too.

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  16. this is a cheerful picture Caroline, with this turkish blues and coffee colours! delightful!

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  17. Gorgeous! I Love the design and composition and the limited palette, as well as the "cracked" effect!

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  18. Fascinating process and stunning results!!
    ;)

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  19. Where are you dear friend.

    Did you hear the bad news that Bella's husband died a week ago.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  20. Wow, lots of pretty art and photos too. Malaysia is a long, long way from here--Oregon, USA.

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  21. That is sublime - absolutely love the colours, the composition...everything. How very talented you are, Caroline!

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  22. PS. I've just spent a wonderful half hour meandering through all the posts I missed while away...and oh, the blissfulness. The piece on Oman, its beautiful, intricate jewelry and wonderful landscape has to be one of my favourite posts ever!
    It is right up there on my top-ten places to visit.

    Such a truly lovely blog, Caroline. It is such a pleasure to stop by and visit.

    xxoo Tessa

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  23. I'm not sure how I missed this but it's so clever and beautiful!

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