Sunday, July 15, 2007

Illustration Friday - Discovery



Shangri-La was discovered...

This is a mixed media collage I made of Shangri-La after reading the story "Lost Horizon" by James Hilton. If you haven't read the book- do read it!

I first did a watercolor and then collaged tissue papers over the watercolor. Then I added the images and painted in the birds and some shadows.

5 comments:

Tina Vaziri said...

Beautiful!

steve said...

The layers and textures here are wonderful. It inspires me to get my hands dirty again.

fenris said...

ooh, lovely! loads of depth and texture. very interesting technique.

helen said...

I love the effects - thanks for explaining how you achieved them.

the heartful blogger said...

Wow, just gorgeous! And guess what, I discovered my boyfriend has a copy of that book on his shelf, waiting to be read!