Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Fern from Skyline Drive

This month I traveled through Skyline Drive in Virginia. It was a marvelous place to visit and late May/early June presented good weather for such an adventure. My life might be more adventure than illustration these days but I am really enjoying the outdoors more than ever. Less and less it seems like a blog doesn't make much sense because of Facebook and Instagram. But maybe I will continue posting here occasionally when I can.
Here is a drawing of a fern I found on the trail. It was a little trampled but I tucked it into a safe place so I could take it with me.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Cyanotypes!

Cyanotypes are an amazing process discovered in 1842. I have some very generous photographer friends who have been hosting an alternative photography group where my boyfriend and I have been learning some fantastic new things.

Feather 
4 Feathers
Germany
Hawaii
It's pretty amazing what you can do! You can also purchase "sunprint" paper which is ready to use, and all you have to do is rinse and dry after exposing. These were made with chemicals coating coldpress watercolour paper and a UV light (since it was a rainy day).

I predict I will be doing more of these in the future!