Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself

Last-minute illustration for the Hypocrite Reader, for an article about Mrs. Dalloway. Original is about 11"x13". It was fun having a deadline! (This month's issue went up this morning, and we only found out about the articles on Monday.) 

I am still learning how to work with this kind of deadline. I'm glad I was able to make something I liked that works with the article (for the last issue I made something so boring I didn't even post it here) but next time I will try to make a more interesting composition that isn't so flat. I had sketches that showed the whole street, with two-point perspective and cars and other people walking past Clarissa, and maybe an airplane overhead maybe writing out "Kreemo Toffee," and all sorts of details in the flowers, which I just didn't have time for. Then again, it's a (welcome) departure for me to make something that isn't just an object floating on white space, so it's all a learning process anyway! One of my favorite professors used to say that drawing is a form of thinking. For now I'm glad that I made a solid watercolor and my Mrs. Dalloway doesn't look too much like Vanessa Redgrave

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