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Frogpond by ursulav Frogpond by ursulav
Yet more fun with drafting film! I had no luck double-layering the stuff–lost a lot of detail and I couldn’t get the pages to lay as flat as I liked—so I went back to one layer of film over a print.

This is honestly the perfect way for me to work—I figure out all the problem spots digitally in painter, lay down big blocks of color and some rough sketchy lines, then I can work over top of it and do the delicate texture-y bits with colored pencil. The way this will take white linework makes me unbearably happy. And the frosting gives it a soft focus quality in the background that I rather like, too. Like slathering Vaseline on the lens to make the trees sexier.

I want to be clear that that sentence totally made sense in my head.

8 x 10, colored pencil on drafting film. This one is going to the gallery show. I have a mat lying around with rounded corners, and when I grabbed it, I loved what the rounding did so damn much that I went back and did a “framed” version of the image. I don’t know what it is, it makes it all…illustrationy.*

For my next trick, I may try doing one in sepia-tone. Pray for me!

Prints available here:

*A high school teacher once told me I was a brilliant wordsmith. Clearly she didn’t have to live with me.
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freefall127 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
i actually look at every one of your paintings because of the descriptions, you are really quite the writer.  i like this latest batch of images too. 
BelPetr Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
SlenderCupcake Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love frogs. So two words.
Simple. Adorable.
RiteSide13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This makes me so very happy. :)
sad-roses Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I love your sentences.
And words.
darzoni Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Favorited so I can find it later and buy a print for my mom's Christmas gift.
sealgirl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Oh, I like this very much!
 My Grandfather was a land surveyor/map maker, so he always had rolls of drafting film.
I remember the joy of using my coloured pencils on the small scraps that he would give me.
 Just lovely Ursula! ^_^
Ozou Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh hahaha it's funny but so cute smile. 
nick121235 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's adorable haha
AngeliqueBestow1118 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
done very well! 
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