Friday 31 May 2013
Octopode - The Great Gatsby
Today Lily is show casing her Flappers in honour of the new movie The Great Gatsby. I have used Coco for my little 6''x6'' page.
You can see more work from the DT over at Lily's blog The Octopode Factory and here is a link for the Etsy Shop.
Now I have not seen the film or read the book but I do like the art deco stylings, and I am sure my better half will drag me along to see the film in the not to distant future ;)
I started my page by cutting it from some mount board, I then drew the back ground using a picture found on the net for a reference, figuring out which lines pass over which made me go a little cross eyed a few times but I finally got there. The BG was coloured with cool and warm grey Copics.
Coco was printed out and she was also coloured with Copics, I decided to have a go at using some darker skin tones for a change and hope I carried it off.
I found a great art deco font on line and printed Club Gatsby out onto acetate and used a couple of tiny brads to secure it in place.
The flappers would work great in our fortnightly challenge over at Octopodes TOFF Challenge blog where there is still a little over a week to joing the fun, the theme is 'Lovely Ladies'
It would be great to see you over there. There is a prize draw of some images every time x
This weekend The Craft Barn is having its BIG extravaganza weekend, There are three marquees and loads of demo's going on from artists like Andy Skinner, Lyn Brown and Neil Walker. To name just a few, If you are in the area, J6 M25 ish why not pop in, Ill be there most of the weekend as it is my local store and it would be great to see some of you there. x