Illustration Friday: Crooked, and cards, and cloth

Illustration Friday: Crooked

Crooked branches for Illustration Friday (and some birthday cards). The dog is in ink and gouache – my father likes to say of dogs that “every inclination of their heart is only evil all the time”, so presumably this one has some ulterior motive. The branch of flowers is in gouache and (imitation) gold leaf. That was my second attempt. The first attempt to use gold leaf (and do an illustration for this topic), below, went horribly wrong due to some misapplied… well, it wasn’t varnish. Anyway! Turns out the size and leaf apply rather well to fingernails, and the Dustbuster my sister gave me for my birthday comes in handy when the table is covered with tiny flecks of metal foil.

Gold!

On the theme of cards, here is a belated thank you card for a gift of handmade concertina books from Trudi. The card is about an inch-and-a-half square when it is folded, and has foxes, birds, mice, a cat, a Dalek and me:

Thank You Card

And on the theme of dogs, the Little Red Riding Hood fabric swatch arrived! The fabric is now available for purchase at Spoonflower: All the Wild Wolves

Wolf fabric

13 thoughts on “Illustration Friday: Crooked, and cards, and cloth

  1. your timing is impeccable – just as i am starting to learn how to sow, you start making fabrics – do you known how much the shipping would be to germany? – it might take a while, but once i get the hang of it, i think i’d love to make a little red riding hood dress ;)

      • i sure will – i am just a beginner, so i have to wait until i start with fancy fabrics, but i am terribly excited about it – my first project is going to be a skirt – people assure me, it’s easy ;)

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