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


Corrine at 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.

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