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>>>This piece was created in memory of Michael Jackson using Chalk and Charcoal on gray 8x12 Strathmore Charcoal Paper. I used a ballpoint pen for detail hair and white acrylic paints (with a toothpick)for little highlights
Watch the 'creation process' GIF of this portrait here:
My entry for the Art Water Label Contest. I wish my Photoshop skills was a little bit better, but hope you like it Just for the record.... The picture is a drawing made with pencil and ink. But I had to use photoshop to paste the picture on to the bottle!
Pencil on grey paper, heightened with white, 25" x 16".
UPDATE: The drawing was not selected for the finals. Well, actually it's obvious I haven't done it for the contest. I always loved the Alice illustration by John Tenniel and like a lot of artists wanted to do an Alice theme at some time. It has nothing to do with the current movie and therefore it did not quite match the guidelines for the contest but the contest came up when I had it almost finished so I entered it anyway. Usually I could not care less about competitions. Art in my opinion is not about competing. Although I would not have minded the prize money here...
...that Dreams You Away That's the full title anyway. Couldn't fit it all at the top.
IT'S DONE! I spent waaaay too many hours on this. But I think it was worth it. couple of hours drawing it out on 14x17" paper, then maybe 15 hrs coloring it using: pencil crayons, pencil water crayons and oil pastels. Then another 10 hrs on photoshop.
This is a world I day dream of, where all mythologies I love can come true, and unexpected wonders and adventures. A land full of life, magic and stories. Look out for all the little details here and there, there are many characters which I had fun implanting.