Monday, September 15, 2008
Stuff - Illustration Friday - Island
This week's IF theme is Island.
I was inspired by this sad photo from the Times-Picayune that shows a flooded grocery store in Lafitte, Louisiana from the Hurricane Ike storm surge. I also wanted to incoporate some of the downed trees that I saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav around New Orleans.
So, I built a little paper store surrounded by water to be an island. In my image, the store is lower than the surrounding watercolor grass and surrounded with paper water.
I sewed red and black threads on thick paper to create the roof and glued it to the store. The tree trunk is made from papery strands that are used to wrap a packet and sewn together. For the leaves, I randomly tore some wrapping paper and painted it green.
I played with the paper to create the roots.
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