Sunday, January 16, 2011

Folk Art Inspiration

A 20 min. tulip in the Fractur/Pennsylvania Dutch folk art decorative style, of which I am a big fan. This 6" x 9" was drawn in pen and painted with watercolor, very quickly, in order to get all the colors in before time ran out! I normally spend much more time on designs of this style, to get the lines perfect and the color very saturated... below is a recent example, a Thanksgiving illustration. Though similar in size to the above sketch, it probably took a couple hours to complete.

Thanksgiving bulletin cover; pencil, pen and watercolor, approx. 5" x 8", 2010.

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