Saturday, August 27, 2011

Illuminated Letters

Recently in my attempts to get myself to do art post-graduation I have been working on an Illuminted Letters Alphabet. Originally I was just going to make one 'A' but then I got caught up in it, so now I'm moving on to the whole alphabet. Each letter is inspired by an obscure or unusual word.

A was before I really had any idea of a theme. I guess in retrospect A is for Aviary.

I then experimented with some color, scanning in old test strips of watercolor samples. 
Still not quite sure if I like that look or not yet.

B is for Bric-a-Brac: Small, usually ornamental objects valued for 
their antiquity, rarity, originality, or sentimental associations

C is for Cornucopia.

Then I got bored with D and skipped to H, which is for Horology:  
the art or science of measuring time

Currently in progress is E for Entomology