Wednesday, April 08, 2009

IF – Talisman

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Earlier this week I was thinking about the word talisman, and that I didn't have any personal association for it. Then, this story surfaced. It had been floating around in my head for a while. I sketched it out on the bus on Tuesday morning, and just as I was arriving at work, had a random thought that maybe scratchboard would be cool to try for this. I haven't used scratchboard in who knows how long – high school? first year of art school? I bought a pack of ten sheets, and a couple of scratch tools, and started to play...

This went from a very rough sketch, to a comp with some quickly snapped photos pieced together in Photoshop, to working directly on the scratchboard. I'm excited to play around with this process some more, for other stories, and see where it takes me.


Vhrsti said...


Anonymous said...

What an interesting sketch! And a great idea--jewelry from different people as a talisman. Love that you are using different mediums.

Meg Whetung said...

Thanks Vhrsti and GB!

Yes Granny, I could have gone on and on with this subject... so much amazing jewelery that connects me to everyone. The bracelet you gave me from your panama cruise is another one that always gives me good thoughts of adventure when I put it on in the morning!

Using different mediums is what I love about Illustration Friday - it gives me an excuse to do these quick experiments and try different things out. Fun!