Monday, October 1, 2012

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Tunnel 3

I'm thinking these "sketches" are taking so long I could get away with calling them "paintings".  As I mentioned to a friend, I'm probably in denial about this, and should just start printing them on canvas or matting and framing them.  To achieve the alluring depths of the tunnel, I used acrylic paint, but the rest of the "sketch" is done with 01 and 03 Staedtler Pigment Liner Drawing Pen, Derwent Inktense pencils painted with a waterbrush, and Winsor-Newton Cotman watercolors on a Moleskine book page (alas, not a wet-media sketchbook).   Oh, yes, don't forget the important white gel pen for highlight touch-ups.  


  1. This is quite excellent, E. The lighting is exactly right. I think the tribe might want to see it... I could see you illustrating some of their literature.

    1. Thanks, Marian! I've heard that suggestion from someone else, too, maybe I should think about it. It would be fun. My paranoia, though, says... what if they want me to cease and desist as this is all sacred and copyrighted imagery? One way or another, even if I don't approach them on a collaborative effort (or vice versa), I'd like to know from them if this is something they would not mind my selling as a painted series.