This week Darcy led us to Brazil with our postcard challenge
Aside from football, coffee and carnivals, I didn't really know much about Brazil, so, I turned to the oracle that is Karl Pilkington and An Idiot Abroad for inspiration. I recalled he had travelled to Brazil as part of his 7 wonders series and I thought it might be cool to incorporate a wonder into my postcards.
Christ the Redeemer
I sketched out Christ with a graphite pencil directly onto my postcard, did all the shading with the same pencil and then added a really simple background so as to not detract from the main image. The sky was watercolour crayons, the clouds and mountainside were acrylic paint. The title was added with a Pitt Artist journalling pen and highlighted with a white gelly roll pen.
The back of my postcard reads :
What did you mean when you referred to running away ? I know so little of your youth !
I won't make it home for a while so please forward the documents to Carlton's. I am hoping they hold information regarding my parents.
Do you like my latest sketch ? The view from here is breathtaking, so peaceful and a direct contrast to the mania below.
I don't have a clue who the man is, I hope he isn't bothering you !
Thankyou for tending the garden, you have always been so kind to me.
I decided that as well as the handwriting being different on each set of cards I would also create them in completely different styles. Sammy's are all going to incorporate a hand-drawn element, she will draw something each week, inspired by the country of her placement. Kathy's, on the other hand, will be much more 3D, she is not the one travelling, so she will be delving into her keepsake box each week to make her cards.
I aim to develop their personalities, which will help give clues to the twist at the end of the story and I plan to weave in additional characters and sub plots.
It is a little scary how deucedly fun I am finding the two personalities part ! Maybe we all have multiple personalities lurking beneath the surface !
Massive thanks to Darcy again this week xxx