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My fourth and final illustration for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The idea was to include more biro (i.e. ballpoint pen) as the series progressed, and so this final piece was entirely in biro on coffeewashed paper collage.

A note: any vagueness in quality, most notably in the top half of the 'scan', is entirely the camera's fault. I didn't use the flash, but the lighting in the room caught in the ink and made it look all pale. Biro ink is strangely reflective, even when it's dry...
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This one wasn't so bad. I was quite pleased with the way I portrayed my ideas, and in the way I portrayed the character; the wild hair, the half-eaten face, the bulging eyes... it worked exactly as I wanted.

What I wasn't happy about was the proportions. I feel her hand should have been much larger, for one; think about it, when you hold your hand up to your face, it goes from your chin to half-way between your eyebrows and hairline, generally. Her hand is tiny (and I mean it is way too small), and I don't think it stands out as much as it should have done.

Another fundamental aspect was looked over for this reason; the dice in her hand. It is by rolling dice in the epic that she wins the Mariner's life, and so I feel the poor little dice should have had a better portrayal.

Oil pastel, 2B pencil and touches of acrylic paint on torn, coffee-washed paper collage. It would have been A2, only it got on the right side of a pair of scissors.
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This one I hated. My main issue was how to compose the piece, as you can tell. I didn't work from a reference image of an albatross, which is probably why this looks like a badly composed oil piece of a troubled seagull. This is definitely one for the 'try again' pile!

The little white bit in the top left corner is where a bit of the paper collage fell off, after all the colour had been layered on. The collage itself was basically bits of roughly torn paper glued down, then coffeewashed over. The coffee would sink into the edges of the paper, making them darker. When oil pastel was applied, the edges of the paper bits would show through, giving a 'broken' feel which was intentional.

Oil pastel, 2B pencil and touches of acrylic paint on torn, coffee-washed paper collage. It would have been A2, only its mother decided it needed a trim.

A2 Art Final Pieces 001 - The Mariner

  • Dec. 31st, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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The first, and in my eyes the best, of my A2 Art final pieces. This is the piece in which I discovered how much I loved working with oil pastels, for their boldness, the way they blend and for their ease in covering such a large scale.

Oil pastel, 2B pencil and touches of acrylic paint on torn, coffee-washed paper collage. It's vaguely A2 in size; or it was before I got to it.

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