Thursday, June 23, 2011

Self Portrait With a Cap by Rembrandt
This LTC was for the tracker Great Works of Art.  There literally were dozens of pieces that i was trying to narrow down to but i ended up choosing this one because of its playfulness and line work.  I wanted something not too intricate but enough to continue to make progress with fine lines.  I thought this stamp came out well.  Even though there wasn't any color in the piece, the striking image really helps make it pop.  And i enjoyed trying to reproduce a famous piece of artwork on such a smaller scale.  Overall, i think it came out as a good representation of a famous work of art.
"Cherry Tree in Blossom" Japan 1981                                        
This was for the Postage Stamp 2 Tracker.  There were just so many great images to choose from that it was a hard decision.  I went with this one to try my hand at a little more fine line work and because of the subtle colors.  I also like Japanese culture and themes so this one just jumped out at me.  I was very pleased with how the lines of her face and hand turned out.  And i was happy with how the coloring captured the beauty of the piece without overpowering it.  I also used a scallop edge puncher to make the postage stamp border around the card.