Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Moment of Calm in a Creative Storm

This is just a quick update, before photographing (and posting) a few recent projects that I'm happy to share. With the increase in Slingers activity this season, I've been working at both the drawing board and sewing machine - one project is shown today, several more to follow in very short order.

So, to the poster! For this event, I wanted to break away from my recent tendency toward pretty ladies, and decided to simplify. I figured that muted colors, simple lines and kooky whimsy would work well - so I went with dancing instruments, a male crooner (based on Matt's wardrobe) and a background largely inspired by the ceiling of Cincinnati's Art Deco masterpiece, Union Terminal:

This is a landmark that I grew up admiring - as would any Cincinnatian with any level of good taste. The building is graced throughout with magnificent architectural details, but what strikes me indescribably is the incredible ceiling. Soft tones radiate from the center, trimmed with silver-leaf... impeccable artistry. Like so many marvels in our country, Union Terminal was once at risk of being razed - fortunately it now serves as Cincinnati's Museum of Natural History, as well as its original purpose - the city's passenger train station.

The illustration was done, as usual, with colored pencil and ink. Mica-based metallic inks are such a joy to work with - this piece was no exception.

Keep your eye open for another post, coming along this evening - with a focus on costuming. Thanks as always for stopping by!

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