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lorna12
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

8X10

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Sep-2014/11613-Floating_Leaf_sm.jpg

Top right corner close up

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Sep-2014/11613-Floating_Leaf_sm_crop.jpg

Foxyheart2002
09-17-2014, 12:33 AM
Interesting concept. Came out very well!!

lorna12
09-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Thanks Sue. :)

Rodman
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.

Becky

KKing
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.

Obedec
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.

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

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

PaintDog
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!

lorna12
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

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

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

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

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

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

lorna12
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.

Trilby
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.
TJ

lorna12
09-19-2014, 05:04 PM
Thank you TJ. :)

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

lorna12
10-03-2014, 03:26 AM
Thank you again, Lynn. :)

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

Sean

lorna12
10-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Thank you Sean. :)

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

lorna12
10-09-2014, 12:36 AM
Thank you Shalese, I appreciate that. :)

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