Saturday, April 19, 2008

I-F: Primitive

Some people might feel quite 'primitive' before having their first cup of morning coffee...

OK so this wasn't done for I-F and it's a bit of a stretch, but there you go. This is actually for the 2nd blogaversary of my online critique group The Creative Cup. I've found CC invaluable in my humble lil illustration career - from getting practical advice on composition and style to personal encouragement to sharing industry info and links. I feel lucky to be a part of it, so thank you Creative Cupsters!

This illo was done with a mixture of ink, acrylics and collage in my moleskine. I bought this acrylic paint called 'Mixing White' by mistake, and was really disappointed because it is much thinner than the normal W&N Artist's colour, but just discovered that it's great for use on top of collage. See? everything has it's use! (famous last words from a hoarder, which by the way, I refuse to be, except when it comes to art supplies...)

20 comments:

Diana Evans said...

oh how I love my coffee...I drink lattes...yummmmmmmmm ...this piece is lovely...the colours and the layout!

NANCY LEFKO said...

beautiful...my coffee sings to me in the morning as well...I can hear it before I even get out of bed :)

Teri C said...

I love this. So warm and inviting. I'll be right over for a cup.

Candace Trew Camling said...

Thank you for addressing the issue of coffee! The smell...the taste...ah, it's a love affair and your piece of art is divine!

FRAN said...

Lovely piece!

Neus said...

I like a lot your idea. And the illo... so simple and beauty. I love the way you mixed the different techniques

rbaird said...

It's very nice!

Dot said...

yummm
i really like the type on the cup.

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

lovely! :)

Kristin said...

mmmhhh, yummie, I need a coffee, NOW!

Lorie M. said...

Nice! Love the newspaper cup..

carla said...

I think this is wonderful - and I have to agree that the first cup of coffee in the morning is essential! I love the various warm coffee colors you used and the mixed media - the newspaper and the butterfly are such fabulous touches:>

lil kim said...

thank you everyone! I think I could use a creative cup of coffee right about now... *yawn*...!

domino said...

Great Illo!!! Love it ;)!

Ellen said...

This was an excellent take on the topic! Great job!!

SENTA said...

That is so beautiful!! I love it!

van dyke said...

Wonderful feeling of movement! Love the swirls. Makes me want to go to the coffee shop and just relax. Nice job!

Christine said...

This is so beautiful. Love the delicate texture (haha) in the cup. Wonderful colours. Great illo

flossy-p said...

Creative Cup is 2?!!! Far out time flies. Happy bloggy Birthday cup. Perfect illo for the occasion too :D

MiKa Art said...

I was just having my cup of coffeee....just like this! Lovely!! :-)