This is a first in a series of postcards I am making for the postcard swap at Artists in Blogland. For this you do three postcards and send them to the addresses Marcia sends you and you get three back from different participants. To register here.
This is a challenge for me as I don’t do small. I did this in watercolour pencils with a bit of white acrylic to add texture to the background. I added the bottom quote in Photoshop as when I had scanned it it looked empty at the bottom. So it made me think that I will add quotes to the actual cards as well.
The prompt for Illustration Friday this week is MYTH. In my endeavor to remain focused I remembered that I had an unfinished picture of a Nordic Cat in acrylic. I dragged him out and finished him just like that. I painted Nordic runes on his coat so that’s the link to Myth. I really do think that I am starting to get on top of acrylics now.
The story behind this painting comes from my cat Bro. His original name was Ambrose and I was given him as he was being maltreated in his original home. It took him a long time to settle down and he would go off for days at a time (he had been neutered, so it wasn’t that). Then he suddenly stopped and I referred to his excursions as his OE’s (Overseas Experience, a ritual many young NZ and Aussies take part in. For a couple of years they roam the world) Well, being the storyteller that I am I made up a story about a young prince cat from a isolated island called Ambrosia, who goes out on his OE and visits cats from all over the world. This picture is of the young Nordic prince he met in Scandinavia.
Needless to say I never finished the story and this is the only picture I competed. You can see why I need to focus. My problem is that I have so many ideas chasing around in my head.
Have a wonderful week everyone.