Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Page for Mim by Soulbrush

As Mim's theme is 'women', I decided to do this African woman for her.
I used oil pastels, drawing black outlines round the shapes.
I covered the whole image with black ink, and let it dry.
Then the hard work started. I scratched out the patterns with a small screwdriver (that hubby uses to tighten the sides of my glasses when they loosen). It was finicky and my fingers ached.
But I really like the result.
She imbues all that is fine, noble, proud and strong in African women.
I will send her on her way to Marianne after Christmas.


  1. I like the effect you got. Reminds me of when we would color stripes across a page and then bury it with a black crayon and then scratch a picture. I didn't think about doing this with pastels and ink. I am going to have to give this a try. Love the different textures you gave this strong woman.

  2. This is an awesome outcome to an awesome technique/process. Yes, she is a very strong woman. Beautifully done! I love the colors and sections that has a quilted look to it.
    Wonderful scratching ART!!!!

  3. this is gorgeous Soulbrush. Very strong woman and strong drawing/painting. Mim will love it.

  4. I love this, it's so powerful and strong and creative - just like you! thank you thank you, I can't wait to see it in person

  5. Your African women are my favorites ;)


  6. Wonderful strong addition for Mim's book!
    Very creative!