Friday, January 9, 2009

IF - Contained



is it right,
butterfly
they like you
better
frame and dried


Sometimes pretty little things are contained to keep them at arms reach, safe and preserved to have and admire, always.

I had a lot of fun with this one and allowed myself to experiment a bit. Drawn on watercolor paper, colored with watercolor pencils and markers blended with blender pen. Scanned and digitally enhanced. Plus the Torrey Girl was up for a little experimenting too and decided she'd like to not quite be herself today. Enjoy!

10 comments:

Fadas & C.ยช said...

So beautiful...

Momo said...

Beautiful and kinda sad.

John said...

it's funny a couple years back I wanted to do a few picks like this idea of the fairy pinned up like so many dried butterflies hehe. You did it, and it turned out perfect! Wouldn't it be cool to have a paper pop up book filled with different fairy's framed. Such as a woodland fairy, cloud fairy, meadow fairy, lake fairy, omg! so many to choose from hahah great job....sorry to have just rambled there but you spurred my imagination, thank you!

soulbrush said...

nice illo.

Heather Sitarzewski said...

Thanks John! =) There is a book kind of like what you are describing... not a pop up. It's called "Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book" where the poor fairies and sprites have been smooshed between the pages like you would preserve a leaf! Check it out and enjoy!

Matthew Smith said...

very nice!! kudos!

INDIGENE said...

Beautiful and magical!

pati @-;-- said...

Gorgeous illo, Heather!

cabana digital

flower girl said...

Very nice illustration =)

Daryl Boman said...

It is beautiful. And kind of haunting. I like.