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Inktober - Day 7 (I think)

I am now a lot behind and part of it is life which has gotten crazy but part of it was I got carried away with this last drawing and it took a while to finish it while keeping up with life. You know how it goes. The day 7 prompt was lost which led me to think of a Hansel and Gretel kind of story. I like the art nouveau work of Russian illustrator Ivan Bilibin. Much of his work was illustrations for Russian fairy tales. I've learned a lot about drawing from attempting to do work in his style. This picture was drawn in pencil but then inked over and details were added with felt tip pen and colored with colored pencils. I think I should try blending the pencil next time.





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toratio
Oct. 13th, 2016 04:45 am (UTC)
That is so cool! I love the green colours - I gather they're impressionist trees (I hope they are so you don't think I can't understand your picture!). The colours are all beautiful. You've got a real eye for how the colours go together. <3
galwithglasses
Oct. 13th, 2016 12:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, yes those are trees, both in the main picture and behind the river below. The style is totally taken from Bilibin's work. I would still be drawing triangle pine trees if I hadn't had his example to follow. Choosing the colors is the fun part. I tried to stick with the palate of colors that show up in his work but then the rest of the pencil colors were too fun to leave out,
milly_gal
Oct. 13th, 2016 10:00 am (UTC)
Oh I love this, the trees are SUPER cool I love them, they look like a puzzle you could build :D
galwithglasses
Oct. 13th, 2016 12:04 pm (UTC)
Oh how cool! A puzzle would be awesome.
milly_gal
Oct. 13th, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC)
:D I think these prompts are brilliant, everyone's coming up with such different pieces :)
madebyme_x
Oct. 13th, 2016 02:11 pm (UTC)
Very colourful - lovely stuff!
galwithglasses
Oct. 13th, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
de_nugis
Oct. 14th, 2016 01:04 am (UTC)
That's really lovely -- the colors are so gorgeous, and it takes a while to see the mouse eating the crumbs and get the connection to the lost theme.
galwithglasses
Oct. 14th, 2016 01:08 am (UTC)
Thanks! And yay, you got the mouse-breadcrumb bit. I couldn't get a bird eating the bread to come out right so mouse it was and the bird ended up in the tree.
de_nugis
Oct. 14th, 2016 01:09 am (UTC)
The owl is also gorgeous.
galwithglasses
Oct. 14th, 2016 01:32 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad it turned out. It was looking like a cat for a while there but seems to have come together.
sillie82
Oct. 14th, 2016 09:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's lovely. <3
galwithglasses
Oct. 15th, 2016 02:41 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
casey28
Oct. 16th, 2016 02:57 am (UTC)
A very cool style, especially with the border. Lovely!
galwithglasses
Oct. 16th, 2016 03:17 am (UTC)
Bilibin's borders are always full of all kinds of small pictures and ornamentation. I like how it gives the picture a frame.
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