Thursday, April 19, 2007

AB Spread

This is my spread in the latest round of the Literatura Infantil AB RR I'm participating in. This time the book is The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner, which I didn't manage to read so was a little stumped as to what to do. After checking it out online I discovered that the stone of the title is part of a bracelet so I decided I would draw a hand and then add a bracelet. Voila!
I used acrylic paint as the background and then drew (again and again!) in pencil until I was relatively happy (there's still something a bit odd about where the fingers join the hand), went over it in pen and then this morning I hunted about and found some bits to make the bracelet with. I've no idea what colour the stone should be although I gather it is a tear drop shape so hopefully Alis (whose book this is) will allow me this bit of artistic licence!!


Kari said...

I have enjoyed looking at all your drawings, they give a great insight into your day to day life and the drawings are great too!

Kari x

Lara Lorelei said...

Wonderful- I love the combination of the drawing and the bracelet. Great out of the box thinking

Claire xx

artfulzebra said...

Thanks, guys, I have to say I was really pleased with it. :o) I've been doing some crap (imho) work in ABs lately but this felt much more "right" if you know what I mean.

Maz x

primdollie said...

this is an amazing piece and lucky Alis!!! and your drawings are great!!! wish I could draw even a stick figure!!!! just not good at that!!! nice work dear!!! you are a natural!! Hugs Linda

Alis said...

I really am lucky. I love the drawing and the bracelet. The whole page is perfect. Thank you so much.

The stone in question has always been hard for me to picture. I think by its nature it changes by the minute and you have captured one of its faces.

Happy hugs, Alis

Jill said...

This is a great piece of work Maz..your drawing is just getting better and better !

Linda D. said...

Maz, this is superb, as are your other drawings. You've improved since you started - as Jill says, getting better and better!
hugs, Linda.

artfulzebra said...

Thanks everyone, I think I have a long way to go yet but the journey's oh so much fun! :o)

maz x