Saturday, April 30, 2011

Japan Relief Print

Moving right along (no rest for the wicked -- or chronically lazy).  Working on a sketch for the Japan Relief Benefit Print.
This is a giant wave reflected in an umi dragon's eye.  I had to negotiate the design with my son, who has a proprietary interest in the umi dragon, as he has a roll playing character based on the concept.  He wanted to make sure the dragon was portrayed in a positive manor.  I hope this meets with his approval.

I'm tentatively calling it Umi's Tears.

Eye tilted slightly.  Tear moved over.  Don't know what I'd do w/o my scanner and Paint Shop Pro.  ;-y

Yet another iteration.

The thing about art is it's obsessive/compulsive.  Thank goodness dinner is almost done and I can quit this for awhile.  ;-j


Are you curious about me? said...

This is so sad and beautiful at the same time, you have captured everything that needs to be said. i'm sure that your son will approve. I think it's wonderful.

Ellen Shipley said...

Thanx, Curious. I hope you're right. I'm betting he'll like it too. ;-]

Zoe Anthistle said...

This is such a moving image. Are you going to recreate this as a lino or keep it as a line drawing? Great image!

Ellen Shipley said...

Thanx Zoe. I'm planning a woodcut. It's part of a collection of woodcut prints that will be in a gallery and offered for auction or some other method of sale, with all the proceeds to go to relief for Japan. I'll be posting the particulars when they are finalised.