Sunday, May 11, 2008

No. 132


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"2D-3D" 17" x 12" I started this fly by painting some thick (300gsm) watercolor paper in warm brown tones. I placed random textures and spatters on the paper. Next I drew out each section that I wanted to cut out. Once all of the pieces were cut, it was time to assemble. I glued 1/16" spacers on the back to stand the pieces off from one another. I really like the way the shadows show off the various shapes. I painted the pieces so that they looked like rusty pieces of metal. It took many sharp X-Acto blades to complete all of the cutting!

4 comments:

Ann said...

I like this piece a lot, for it's color, shape, movement, it is very energetic. I am also enjoying viewing the rest of your fly works. Very nice!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This is beautiful. The colour is perfect.

john.p said...

Great! and original. I had a friend teach me fly tying years ago. Did it for one summer. Enough to appreciate the art form, not enough to get hooked (no pun intended). Though only paper, this captures the intensity of precise manipulations, and great color.

Rock Kyndl said...

Nice piece. Well done.