More birds today… of the ‘hunting and pecking’ variety. If this dude looks a little familiar it’s probably because he also posed for ‘ A Spot of Tea ‘. Although this time I drew him perched on a typewriter. So… there is that.
Grady Tripp (narrating): “So there it was. Somewhere in the night, a Manhattan book editor was prowling the streets of Pittsburgh; best-selling author at his side, dead dog in his trunk.”
– Michael Douglas – Wonderboys
About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
Ever wonder what to do with that can of beets that’s been in your pantry for a decade or two? Why not make an image with it?!
Sunlight tends to fade… stuff. This is true of pigments found in flowers, fruits, vegetables, etc. – enter the anthotype printing process (basically coating paper with photosensitive plant material and contact printing in direct sunlight). How ’bout them apples (or… beets, I guess)?
Note: Different plants require various exposure times, and (unfortunately) I know of no way to permanently ‘fix’ an anthotype from further solar ‘bleaching’.
About this image: Watercolor paper coated with beet juice – contact printed with transparency in direct sunlight (approx. 35 hours +/-)