Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Illustration Friday - Canned
This week's IF theme had me a little stumped, so here goes!
The young Victorian lady hates it when her father, Captain Harry, says, "I am getting canned" and walks out to the outhouse.
She is a modern girl. She told the servants to peel off rid of flowery wallpaper and paint the walls. Her personal maid got rid of the heavy curtains, and the seamstress put a small one in. However, she hates seeing the outhouse and would rather be "canned" using the indoor toilet, although her mother covered it up with a hideous fabric.
I was experimenting with perspective and watercolor. I did OK but still need to improve. I had a photograph of a toilet, so I traced it to some clear paper. However, it kept fading to the background, so I covered it up. The handle is a piece of a card catalog. The flowery thing on the window is part of a perfume bottle carton. And the young lady is from a book of Victorian costumes, which I painted.
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