Sunday, February 08, 2009
Illustration Friday - Time
Copyright 2009 The Farmer's Wife.
I won't have a lot of TIME this week to work on a new illustration for IF, but the freelance project I have to work on fits the theme so why not make it do double duty! This is an illustration for a soap label I'm designing for The Farmer's Wife , a company that makes all-natural, handcrafted soaps. Every year they introduce a couple of new soaps and I get the fun of designing and illustrating the new labels! This one is for a new addition to their line of wildlife soaps: Howlin' Wolf Soap. The illustrations are painted in acrylic on medium-grit sandpaper which gives the paintings a wonderful softness and - since you really can't see it on the Web you'll have to trust me on this one - a kind of glow from the sandpaper particles catching the light through the thin layers of paint. The sandpaper is a little rough on my paintbrushes, but I love the results. However, I've had the rubber ducky song from Sesame Street stuck in my head all weekend...