Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jelly update

 Medusa - WIP
16 x 20"  coloured pencil

This week has been crazy busy for me both at work and with art.  I haven't had a lot of time to create, but I've been fitting in my daily drawings - more likes sketches most days, and have had a few minutes to add some more layers to the jellyfish.

To cover the scratch on the board, I've started to add another jellyfish in the distance.  No one else can see to see the scratch besides me and it is really only apparent in certain light.  But I *can* see it and it will prey on my mind constantly unless a fix was found.  Hence, the distant jelly.

An interested fact about jellyfish and one I didn't know is that the adult jelly is called a medusa.  This is provided the perfect name for this piece and what better a name for a jellyfish with those long floaty tendrils.  At least they don't look like snakes.


Billie Crain said...

Your jellys turned out very well. You did a great job of capturing the translucency of these creatures. Interesting fact about the name, too.

Lydie said...

Good idea that adding this second jellyfish ... I look forward to the end

Jeanette said...

Thanks Billie. Not there yet, but close. This image isn't great either, taken under incandescent light.

Lydie, I hoped it would conceal the scratch and it seems to have done the trick. Another hour or two of work and it will be complete I hope.

Erin K. Nolan said...

I'm enjoying your "jellies"!

Wai Li said...

Ok. I got a question. Do you draw things like this from your imagination or do you refer to photos or something?

Jeanette said...

Wai Li, for pieces like this I use references. For most pieces in fact, I work from life, photos or a combination of both.

Working only from imagination leaves huge gaps as your memory of something is never what you think it is.