14 August 2009

Wrapped


29 comments:

ArtSnark said...

Fun!

michael robertson said...

nice!

andrea said...

Awesome! How did you do it?

catnapping said...

I drew the bird wrapped like a mummy in bandage gauze, then I took a photo of it with my digital cam...which was hard to do, because it is acting up - the lense keeps refocusing itself, and then the camera keeps shutting off. argh.

Anyhow...I didn't like the bottom strips, so I used my vector tool to make more.

Then, I selected each section of gauze, and "filled it with a criss cross of beige white and black that I made to sorta look like cloth, and then used my paint tool with the opacity almost zero...and put black where I wanted it shaded, and white where I wanted it lit. (I tried to use the shading tool, but it was too abrupt or harsh?)

The back ground I just made gold and squiggled it around. and then overlayed that on the cloth background I'd made for the gauze. The overlay (blending tool) darkened it, but I liked the contrast, so I left it.

I was gonna write a poem about wrapped and trapped, but it didn't come out so funny.

andrea said...

Fascinating and complex!

Karen said...

Spectacular!

Ces said...

OOOOOOH! I LOVE LOVE THIS! How did you do this Catnapping? This is such elegant bird. I hope she does not get unwrapped. You as such a mental ninja!

Renee said...

Oh my God of course I love it.

You are the most clever Cat there is; even more clever than puss in boots.

Cat I am happy to hear from you. Thank you.

Love Renee xoxo

gNat said...

So sweet!

lissa said...

fascinating, I like the lose bandages and the wonderful textures

about your process, it seems to me you need a flatbed scanner, that's what I do, I scan in my drawings to work digitally, so much better than taking a photo

Jennifer Appel said...

I like the style. Well done.

Mick said...

What? No Poemtry? :O

"... tweety got wrapped,
tweety got trapped,
oh, what's a poor peeper to do?
tweety got binded,
tweety got blinded,
no flight, our poor cheeper is through
! ..."

Kevin McGinty said...

Pretty cool, Cat. Way too much work for me though.

Glad to have you back again...

Samantha Webb said...

poor birdie! lovely illu though very funny! x

ValGalArt said...

heehee, this lil birdy is wrapped alright! Wonderful :)

INDIGENE said...

This is so cool!

fredwrite said...

Mick's right. Go ahead with the poem. It's an excellent sound to echo the sense: wrapped, trapped, strapped, capped, overlapped. Just stay away from crapped, maybe. It's okay if it's bitter/funny.

Michael said...

Fantastic work!

JennyMac said...

Cool pic.

tsduff said...

Never seen The Mummy bird before LOL!
xo

Shirley said...

Really eye-catching piece. Great job!

FUZHEN3 said...

very creative and original nicely done

Liliana Lucki said...

MARAVILLOSO!!!!


SUPER!!!

Sandy said...

Oh God, this made me smile...cute beyond words.

voz said...

Wow. this is so lovely. Great textures and shine. So nice.

bookbabie said...

Very cool, thanks for describing how you did it, like the fiction start below too!

artandsoul said...

Terrific, cat!! Sorry I've been so absent lately -- but I do love your birdie all wrapped up!

Renee said...

Thank you dear heart that was beautiful.

Oh yes, I am not reconciled.

Love Renee xoxo

studio lolo said...

How is it that I missed this?
I should have been at rapt attention. Seems my mind wasn't wrapped too tight.
I'm glad I got to see it now at least!

I hope you're doing well these days ;)