The Eclectic Halloween Artists Group is having another challenge for it's members and you need to go give everything being offered by this group on eBay a look!! The challenge this time was Edward Gorey, American illustrator, author, and playwright....which if you are a Halloween or PBS Mystery buff, you will recognize his pen and ink work immediately.
My piece isn't finished yet. I thought I would try to combine my paper mache work and cover the surface with pen and ink instead of paint. This is the culmination of 8 hours of working with two India Ink XS tip pens that I completely used up. I had no idea that even with burnishing and priming the paper mache ball how hard it would be on the ink pen tips. I used a Monkey-Cats Studio spider web and sky at the top of the piece and added a Ms. Moon on one side and a "Gorey" cat (with a Monkey-Cats' twist) on a monument stone on the other side. I still easily have another 8 to 12 hours of work on this little guy and I'm currently evaluating why I thought this would be the way to go for the challenge.
What I came up with is that I'm just crazy for working on an irregular curved textured surface and obvious like to push the limitations of the medium I'm working in. Plus it has been years since I worked in pen and ink, so kind of like a woman who has given birth I forgot about the time involved and any pain involved in the process.
The kitty looks a little scared of me!!! Giggle!
I'll post the finished product and auction link when I finish.
Have a great day!
"We Shall Be Knit Together"
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