Monday, February 25, 2008

Illustration Friday: Multiple...

Here is a set of multiples that I did for a show last year. They are my submission for this week's Illustration Friday theme, "Multiple." I constructed them first by doing preliminary drawings on gesso-covered canvases. In making these first drawings, I played with various tints of white. Then I stretched and pinned drawings done on pieces of vellum on top of them. I love the milky translucency of the vellum and how it distorts the drawings beneath them... creating ghosts peeking through and changing the surface drawings. With a few of them, I floated collage elements in as well. I've been meaning to do more... it's all a question of never having time.

7 comments:

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Utterly cool!!! The drawing on the back of the vellum makes for a dynamite effect! Love the rivets or nails too.

Curious Art said...

These are really haunting, Andrew, like a cabinet of curiosities, with a ghostly quality... outstanding!

carla said...

This is a strong series - it has both an earthy and ethereal quality. Lovely work!

WorkingWords100 said...

I admire them.

Please find time to do more.

I like the play on the color white.

Rui Sousa said...

Great serie of works, really nice!

Jean said...

YOU ROCK! these are entrancing

Andrew Thornton said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words! It really means a lot to me. I'm going to try and make some time to make some more. I've got a couple of projects lined up that I want to tackle before I dive back in... but we'll see.