Saturday, March 21, 2009

Illustration Friday: SUBTRACT

Simple Sauce
art 3.375" sq., frame 6" sq
colored pencil

So, this is a little bit of cheat, but I needed to do a miniature piece for a show (deadline was this morning), so I'm posting my entry for Masterworks as well as submitting it for this week's IF theme. The idea here is there were several other tomatoes on the vine that have been subtracted to make sauce. Am I stretching it a bit? Yeah, I thought so.

There are all kinds of rules for miniature works - the general one being 1/6th scale (if the actual tomato is roughly 3" in diameter, it can't be more than 1/2" in the miniature artwork. But sometimes that's not enough! If the artwork doesn't portray a 'sense of miniature' it can be deemed a small picture, as opposed to a miniature. It's baffling, I know. Anyway, I do have that concern with this piece... but I'll keep you posted if I make it into the show. -m.


Peter Breese said...

Stretching is fine from time to time, this is a nice piece you have here and the frame compliments it nicely.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oooh! The colors here is so rich! And it's colored pencil, you say? Marvelous! It really is a beautiful picture. The white bowl is gorgeous. I hope it makes it to the show!

Jaimie said...

Lovely. The reds are so rich and luscious.

melinda beavers said...

*LONG OVERDUE UPDATE: This piece won 3rd place in the Masterworks Miniature, Colored Pencil Category, 2009!

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