Art, photoart and Photography by me. Imagik = image magic. Magic is the effect that image-play has on me. I hope to share that. Images, eclectic, whatever turns me on at the moment. My creative play. To say it, cross imagination with magic.
When I got my Moleskine back from my second group, the one with Jim Doran, there were a number of blank pages at the end. Hennie Mavis did an extra for me, but I have working to fill in the rest myself. This is the last. All the pages are done. I have a completed book. (YAY!) It's my first fully completed Moleskine of art. If I ever have time, I may make a movie of it and post it. Meanwhile, all the individual pieces that I have done are on my blog and the rest are at the FLICKR site we used.* Except not everyone posted theirs--some of my favorites never got posted. (And some did).
This piece is a result of my fooling around experimenting with various techniques--I was playing with that wide paper masking tape used for painting in houses--I forget what it's called, and combining various media. I used pigment markers and pens over colored pencil. I'm not overly pleased with the results, but I learned by it, which is what it was all about.
This is a small 5 x 8 Moleskine and of course BB was my willing model.
*I lied. Our FLICKR group has apparently been disbanded without my knowledge or consent. (I was going to post a link).
At dinner tonight, after I finished eating but K was drinking his beer, I made a couple of super-quick sketches and played around with marker blending. BB is all pigment markers, the hen, for which I had nothing to look at and isn't quite right, is a combiation of pigment and dye markers, and the valentine for my sweetie is me playing with marker blending with both pigment and dye markers. I was working so fast I was almost scribbling because I knew he'd finish his beer and get up. He did not hold still for his portrait and his nose and other parts are a little off.
I have been fascinated with the living statues at the Renaissance Faire. I've taken lots of pictures of them (and slipped one into Hennie's Mole.) I decided to try to paint two of them, but ended up drawing one with Faber-Castell PITT artist brush pens (pigment markers) and then painting over the white parts with white gouache. I could take some lessons from Anders on making good folds!!! I did the other in ball point pen because it is for Mike to finish and he often likes to work in ball point pen. I left the column out on that one because I wanted to give him maximum creative control on subject, materials, space etc. When I was all done, I decided that the living statues are a better subject for photography than art, because the pure whiteness of them doesn't seem as striking in the art pieces as it does in the photos--too late--they're already done. Click images to view larger.