Sunday, 27 May 2012

D&V - round three

Virgina will be adding to this posting in a couple of days, but we have been emailing and she couldn't wait to see what I had done with her book, so here it is - lots of images... and I wanted to draw your attention to some of the colours and details: So there are some specific shots to show you how quickly this thing is becoming a real work of Art...
on the cover I reenforced the holes and moved the tag, adding a steam punk cog, 'lifted' the textured surface by using colours to push pull the cogs into foreground and background.

This shot is so you can get a feel for the intensity of colours we are using:

Inside front cover - heart smoke from house chimneys added
 remember the rabbit from Virginia's last post?  well he has to be cross at the Cheshire cat doesn't he? - so I drew the cat 'disappearing' except for his smile,  and then drew Alice on the opposite page:

under Alice is the 'Naked' page I added more journalling to this page - "his' tattoo 'thief' and her response to his unwanted? embrace...

remember the 'on reflection' page from last time?  Just a another subtle layer added

And the apple page?  well it has to symbolise temptation for I added 'her' to the opposite page

I painted a nymph opposite the fairy page
and we go from risque to temple arch in a three page spread...

then I burnt the book - sacrilege!!!

 a minor addition but so very pretty now...
 and finished with a face sketch

not bad for one hours work eh?
there is a theme emerging me thinks, lets see where Virginia takes it next time....


  1. Oh my Donna - you have done an amazing job on my book it's looking fabulous and I love how things I started to introduce last time are now becoming a pivotal part of the book and vice versa, it's amazing how this is starting to take shape and I love it.

  2. WOW that's a lot of work, love the variety.

  3. it really is becoming a work of art

  4. ONE hour?? Is that a real hour or a Donna and Virginia hour? Amazing book, amazing.

  5. I'd like to buy one of these time stretching machines please - it would take me a week to do all that, let alone an hour :)

    This book is really falling into place! It looks great.

  6. I am in awe, there is so much to look at and boy can you fit a lot into an hour! Ü
    You are both producing what is going to be amazing journals.