This was a collaboration between myself and Soon Ee Ngoh, an art professor at Mississippi State University. I did the central portion with the circle and ants, and she did the outside with the plants and other cool stuff.
must have taken a while to do this. I like the detail in everything, those twigs are so real looking..I'm so lazy I just would have made black squiggles and be like "yeh...those are twigs and branches clearly.."
How much of what we're looking at is fragments put together digitally? For example, were the "furry" nuts along the sides drawn with the strong frame lines on the same page, or was one laid atop the other during the Photoshopping step?
hah, no whiteout and no scraping. But, it is not as hard as you make it sound, you can usually cover up minor mistakes, but since the drawing is not totally predetermined, it doesn't really matter what happens anyway.
yeah, I had to scan this about 6 times then put it together in photoshop. I will try the skew, good idea, thank you. I noticed that the margin was a bit uneven, but I was pressed for time when I put it up.
A combination of Koh-i-noor Rapidograph pens and micron pens were used.
6 scans... then pieced together? If you mean that the page was A3 but your scanner is a smaller A4 size, I feel your pain. When that happens to me, I get lazy and just go down to the local photo shop, where they have a big A3-sized scanner. 70 cents later, I've saved an hour of mucking about with big awkward files in photoshop.
yeah, the drawn part itself is 22 X 22 inches, but there is about a 3.5 inch white border around the whole thing, so I was scanning something 29 X 29 inches really. If I could find a scanner around here big enough, that would be awesome!
this is one of the best my friend!!your collab rocks!1thanks for visiting, yup im a bit overworked with all stuff in life, son is fine for now,i hope he stays that way thanks for all and if you got the book take some pics of it with you!!1
she is very gifted. and, no, she does not have a website. she is not into the web thing at all. we both worked on just the one drawing, although we may do another. I am getting it framed this week, and it will hang in the lobby of the department that I work in.
This is extremely accurately drawn and the composition is beautiful! Love all those details and nature related elements. Talking about ants, to me this feels a bit creepy, but only since I am having a little house problem with them. Anyway. Very well done! Wonderful work!
thanks, and I hear you, some ants are very annoying. These ones are not though, in fact, hardly anybody sees them because they live in the woods in the leaf litter and soil and are so small and cryptic, you would not notice them.
yeah and irony has it that i woke up today with a few of those creepers in my bed! i tried natural ways of getting them out of my room but slowly feel forced to use chemistry Anyway, I am quite aware that ants do have an important function in nature, hehe.