Saturday, January 31, 2015

Experiments in collage and other media

I have a thing for natural science lithography from the 19th century. I'm always grabbing images off of the internet and drawing inspiration from their amazing beauty. Here's a sketchy collage for a jungle piece yet to be fully worked out.
Old fellow

2 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sweet lion there with his birdy friend. Don't know too much about turn of the century botany but I do know there were some amazing illustrators out there as evidenced by old books. What a talent to be able to render so perfectly nature in all it's imperfections. xox

Stephanie K. Birdsong said...

Yes, I agree! The process of lithography alone is fascinating, and so different from 4-color process printing. Check out the Biodiversity Heritage Library for lots of beautiful images. https://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/6008726140/

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