Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Frida meets Iggy somewhere in Mexico!


playing round with bright mexican colours and photos digitally


Original sketch using charcoal

I have started an art journal prompt about the outrageousness of Frida Kahlo over at the Milliande site (click the colour links to see info about the artist). Whenever I look at an image of Frida I am always struck by her intense gaze full of a mixture of pain and defiance as she led a troubled, painful chaotic life. I wanted to capture an intense gaze along with the mono eyebrow and I think my sketch is somewhere between Frida Kahlo and Iggy Pop..lol! Wanted to have a play with a digi layout with the sketch so here is one using some painted backgrounds and photos of trees all "colour burned" using Serif DSA 2..great fun.

8 comments:

artistamyjo said...

really cool, lov the colors...
Hugs, amy

Tin Can Tart said...

Very clever Lorraine I like this a lot.

NuminosityBeads said...

I think you've caught the likeness of my ex very well!
xoxo Kim

Pat Beaumont said...

Love the way your artistic talent is evolving - I find the sketch quite scary but like the clever way you've merged it into the background

Diane said...

Very cool!

Lorraine said...

sorry you find it scary Pat but that was my intention to draw a face with an intense painful gaze as that is what I see when looking at Frida Kahlo

Martina2801 said...

Lorraine, this piece is glorious. I love seeing your new artwork. They are always flowing with inspiration and happiness. BRAVO!
Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Abend.
Liebe Grüße
MARTINA

Lynn Stevens said...

Its amazing what you can do digitally, you captured Frida perfectly along with her una-brow!!!LOL
hugs Lynn