Some days feel a little blue.

This is a 4″x6″ 2-layer laminated drawing of an abstract face. Mediums used include pen, marker, and watercolor. The first layer consists of the blue background and face drawn directly on the paper. The drawing was then laminated, and paint pen and watercolor was used to apply the light blue wisps and blobs of grey color. The entire drawing/painting was then laminated again to seal in the little blue world.

Feeling Blue | Laminated Abstract Painting and Drawing of a Sad Face with Blue and Grey Colors

Feeling Blue | Laminated Drawing of an Abstract Blue Face

8 thoughts on “Feeling Blue | Laminated Drawing of an Abstract Blue Face

  • August 26, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    This is really pretty Michael. You may be thinking ‘blue’ but I thought ‘summer time-water- pool’ when I first saw it. I haven’t done laminating before but that’s really a great idea.

    (Love the yellow eyes!)

  • August 26, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks Vikki!
    The laminating was one of those ‘spur of the moment’ ideas… I got a deal on a used laminator, (didn’t really think it through, because I’ve found the laminate is expensive), but it’s creating some really neat effects with all the layered faces I’ve been drawing. Other ideas have been growing exponentially from there… I’ll share more in future posts, once I find a limit to the number of layers of laminate that can be applied to one drawing! 😉

  • August 27, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Wow. I really like this. I thought of an aquarium when first I saw it. I was waiting for a fish to swim by. But is so cool and I had never heard of laminating to create layers but it’s such a neat idea and it makes so much sense.

  • August 28, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks Lou!
    It’s a pretty fun process to play around with… familiar landscapes in particular have an interesting depth to them, which gets accentuated even further when paint gets thicker or more layers of cut paper are added. Subtle shadows emerge, and viewers tend to take a second look to figure out what’s going on.

  • September 6, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Hi Michael,
    I’m working on the Red Balloon and fianlly have something I like. I’ll hopefully have it done by the first of the week. Up for the challenge artist boy?

  • September 6, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Hi Vikki,
    Awesome! I’m glad to hear it’s going well, this challenge is ON!

    I did a quick sketch a few days ago, but I’m not sure it can stand on its own… I’ll probably post it with some other sketches. I’m still not exactly sure where to start, and am eager to see your work!

    (Is that how the challenge works? Do I wait for you to post? If I’m confused, that’s par for the course. Either way I can have something by Monday too!)

  • January 13, 2009 at 1:49 am

    definitely blue before sad. those eyes make him seem easy to befriend. i am enjoying having found this picture so much. have you ever read the raw shark texts by stephen hall? ya should!

  • January 13, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Thanks Bryan! I appreciate the recommendation! 😉

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