Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Its done. *Whew*
I'm stuck on the title. I've come up with every obvious, lame, 'trying too hard' pun on 'roots' or anything related. Roots en route. Roots Unbound. Flying veggies. I may just keep "Roots, Untitled ". I don't know.
But I'm pretty happy with it. I learned a lot on this one, and did a lot of discovery and felt like I was actually making art, rather than just rendering something, the same old way. The beets were particularly challenging. There are a lot of colors in them thar beets. A lot. Caput mortuum came to the rescue, once again. Its my favorite color in the box.
I was going to put a rectangle of color behind part of the stems to make them 'pop', and tie them in to the last piece, but decided against it.
Oh! And as Leslie mentioned in the comments in the last post, yes, the 'roots' and hairs do bring to mind my yarn pieces with all the little fuzzies. I guess I have a thing for doing squiggly wild haired things, how weird is that.
And CC, I did roast the veggies along with some potatoes, and they were yummy. Thanks for the suggestion!
Now its back to being a children's book illustrator for a while.