Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Illustration Friday - Music

The children eagerly follow the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

I am working on my silhouettes. I think the key to a good silhouette is (1) gesture and (2) details such as hair, ribbons, profile, and clothing. Arthur Rackham was a master at silhouette.

I drew the figures from imagination. I have been practicing figures and am finding practice pays off for imaginative work. The figures are drawn in Chartpack AD Marker on printer paper. The marker bled a little; next time I need to remember to use paper specifically made for markers.

10 comments:

annpil said...

Thanks for your comments. Your silo's are great! good work!

Coreopsis said...

I really really like Rackham's illustrations too--and yes, agreed about gesture being essential in silhouettes. This is a really fun picture. It reminds me of a great children's book called Sunday morning, which is all done in silhouette.

Michelle said...

Laurel, muito obrigada! =D

Very nice illustration!!

dthaase said...

masterful in its simplicity - fantastic piece!

steve said...

Brilliant work and concept! I love the originality of this one too Laurel.

janie said...

lovely movement in your figures.

Pencil Pocket said...

lovely sihouettes. the flow of this piece is very nice!

Andrew said...

Yes wonderful movement and flow towards the piper! Oddly enough I illustrated the Piper as well!

Andrew said...

But, alas, not as well!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.