caralockhartsmith

stories and illustration

YSP 5

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YSP 4

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YSP 3

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YSP 2

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YSP (Yorkshire Sculpture Park) 1

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One of the good places, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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An Experiment: The Midnight Hare

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There was a problem with margins in the book (too narrow), and problems with integration of content. When I enlarged the margins so the painting wasn’t too near the edge of the page, the whole thing looked much too brown, because of the strength of the background paper. Also I have used different browns for different scenes in the book, and this would have made the appearance of the book patchy (there is a word I am looking for here but I don’t know what it is, even after consulting Roget: harmony is the nearest I can come to it this evening – harmonisation maybe – yes, I want to harmonise the illustrations). I have decided to have a rough margin, though probably less rough than above, and include all the text within the illustration, and then have a margin round about on paler paper, and use this paler colour for every illustration.  It is quite a late stage to decide to do this, but I feel a weight lifted off my shoulders.  I think the framing enhances the painting, whereas having a wider brown border was oppressive. Having computer programmes that mean one can make experiments without repainting everything is so liberating, as is painting with gouache and neocolor wax water-soluble crayons and ordinary crayons on coloured paper, as it is so much freer than pen and ink and watercolour.  If the manufacturers hadn’t stopped making my favourite sepia drawing pens I might never have experimented, and would have done myself out of a lot of fun.

April 17, 2017 Posted by | Art, Illustration, Painting, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Moonwuzo Books

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I have taken the decision to by-pass publisher and agents and to publish The Midnight Hare myself. I have opened a separate page for Moonwuzo Books on this site, and will add to it as the process develops – in the long run I will set up a separate website on WordPress.

The Moonwuzo, as I explain, is a character from Old Merlaine, and he will make a great logo.

April 5, 2017 Posted by | Art, Illustration, Painting, Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

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