Sunday, September 06, 2009

Sketches for my sweetheart


The last shimmers of twilight, digital media
From a story by William Toy.

The ants formed long orderly rows, digital media
From a story by me.

Here lies a great friend, digital media
From a story by Matthew Gochnaur.


There’s a big oak tree. It’s summer, digital media
From a story by Matthew Gochnaur.

These are illustrations made for a collection of short stories called: When you're gone. The process I used is as follows: First I took a printed page with the original text and printed a colour photograph on it. Then I painted on that page, adding images and obscuring others. Then I scanned the page and changed the lighting and color balance digitally, sometimes adding elements from other images or from the original photograph. This results in a multi-layered image that incorporates the original text from each story.

2 comments:

Billy Toy said...

Brilliant as always, my love!

Billy Toy said...

The Last Shimmers of Twilight really demonstrates the potential of this particular media mix. I think Here Lies a Great Friend also works well.