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09-17-2014, 12:11 AM
Had a bit of fun with this one. I had a photo from the RIL in my mind, but wanted to do something different. I started with a white claybord, airbrushed ink (diluted somewhat) on quite wet and then applied crumpled tissue to the whole thing and removed it. That took most of the ink off but left cool patterns to play with. After it dried I drew the leaf on and started scratching it. On the background I used erasers, fg brush and scalpel on the patterns that were left, trying to make it look like a creek bottom. I did a bit of re-inking and removing and just generally had fun. Think I'll try doing another one.:D



Top right corner close up


09-17-2014, 12:33 AM
Interesting concept. Came out very well!!

09-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Thanks Sue. :)

09-17-2014, 06:23 AM
Oh Honey! The finished piece is FANfreakingTASTIC! But, hearing that you had FUN doing it, WILL be part of the enjoyment the viewers will feel, when they see it!..... I'm convinced, that it's true. Working at the level you do, THAT energy is what makes the difference between a regular ol 17 ( on a scale of 1 to 10 ) and a 17 3/4. It's not the hours used, it's the powers used! Yea, I think it might be OK, if you do another ;)

Harry Seymour
09-17-2014, 08:12 AM
Love the piece and the creativity and experimentation behind it.

Snow Dance
09-17-2014, 11:20 AM
Oh WOW, I can actually touch that leaf! Simply wonderful.


09-17-2014, 11:50 AM
Absolutely beautiful. If you do another one would you mind posting the progression? I'd love to see how you tackled it.

09-17-2014, 01:41 PM
Saw this on Facebook...there are now noseprints all over my computer screen. They're going to have to make of new level of scratcher in ISSA, The Supercalifragilistic Master Scratcher. I love this.

09-17-2014, 02:21 PM
Very well done very realistic........

09-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Your creativity never ceases to amaze and inspire! I love this

09-18-2014, 01:33 AM
I saw it on Facebook too - this is sooo cool, Lorna! There are many great things about it, but I like the little water ripples around the leaf.

What a terrific and well-executed experiment!

09-18-2014, 02:26 AM
Wow...thank you my friends! You're so generous with your kind words.

I will definitely be trying something like this again. (the experiment part) And I must not be done with leaves, as I was out taking pictures of them again today. lol

09-18-2014, 03:08 AM
love the depth

09-18-2014, 05:12 AM
You may have described the technique yet I still have no idea how you did this. Absolutely incredible!!

09-18-2014, 03:37 PM
Oh wow, I love this Lorna! What a cool perspective and your technique is awesome! Great piece!

09-18-2014, 03:51 PM
Perfect, perfect creekbed. Perfect blend of realism, whimsy and magic.

09-18-2014, 06:58 PM
Saw this on FB. It is just brilliant Lorna, but what do you do that isn't

09-19-2014, 12:51 AM
Thank you everyone, I appreciate it.

I'll try to remember to do a step by step next time I try something like this.

09-19-2014, 12:34 PM
This might just be a best among a long line of bests. It is beautiful I especially like the shadow of the leaf. You certainly captured the whole idea of a leaf floating on the shallow waters of a creek.

09-19-2014, 05:04 PM
Thank you TJ. :)

10-02-2014, 08:47 PM
You are such a true artist! I can't say enough... Spectacular.

10-03-2014, 03:26 AM
Thank you again, Lynn. :)

10-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Such a beautiful masterpiece Lorna!


10-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Thank you Sean. :)

10-09-2014, 12:05 AM
This is beautiful! Fantastic textures you've achieved. :)

10-09-2014, 12:36 AM
Thank you Shalese, I appreciate that. :)

10-09-2014, 07:11 AM
Great Ingenuity , Lorna