Monday, October 11, 2010

Something old with something new

A few years ago I sorted out the enormous stash of old photos from the days before I went digital. Some went in the trash, some I liked just as they were, and others became raw material. I liked the composition of this one, a waterfall near Charlottesville, Virgina, and hand-colored it to highlight the dark pool and the bright leaves. I use Lyra Cellucolor pencils, which are formulated for use on slick surfaces like plastic and china. I discovered them while hunting for something that would work on playing cards (which have a plastic coating), and found they also work beautifully on photo paper. They are hard to find, and the link is to the only US source I know.
This is a scan of the finished photo-drawing. The original is in my etsy shop. (Clicking on the photo will take you to the listing.)

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