Wednesday, 10 October 2012

'How To... Decorate'

My artwork created for an article about people 'decorating' themselves. The text began talking about military decoration and referred to the peacock several times, so I combined the two ideas in this editorial illustration.

I used gouache for this (with ink for detail afterwards), which I feel overpowers the medals which have been collaged over the top. Perhaps I should have used watercolours to make the medals the dominant decoration in the image. Despite this, I was pleased with the way the paints merged in parts of the image, particularly the 'eyes' on the peacock's feathers.

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