Monday, 28 January 2013

Illustration Friday - 'Wings'

Illustration Friday - 'Wings'

Flower and Butterflies 1, Xanga Connelley

Butterflies floating around bright flowers.  This picture was etched into clay board with an indigo wash underneath.  Texture is an important part of this illustration and makes it tactile in the real world.

Owl, Xanga Connelley

Owls are such interesting birds with their large eyes and it is easy to see how they got the knickname 'wise old owl'.  This picture was etched out of a clay board using an indigo ink for the base colour.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Illustration Friday - Ocean

Illustration Friday weekly challenge - Ocean

Ocean, Xanga Connelley
Caught in the breaking waves the force of the wave mixed with the serenity of the ocean below.  This picture was painted in watercolour.

Surreal, Xanga Connelley
This picture evokes a sense of the surreal, floating in the infinity of the ocean the only reason she appears to be alive is from the bubbles around her head.  This picture is painted in acrylics.