“Curio” 11×13″ Caran D’ache Luminance and Neocolor II on Stonehenge Paper

For “Curio” I had an idea, but no way to pull it off, so I made my family go shopping with me. I had envisioned a bell jar to put the rat in, but couldn’t find one in a suitable size.  The jars I did find are very pleasing to me anyway. The detail in the lids was difficult to capture – but lots of fun to try. My aim was to create a tension between the two enemies within the fragility of glass.

This was my first experiment in Neocolor, a water soluble wax crayon. They layer over multiple layers of colored pencil beautifully, and I plan on exploring a lot more with them in coming days.

The snake and the rat were both unharmed during the photo shoot for my reference photography here. The rat’s name is Oopsie and she received lots of treats after this.  The snake is named Corina and she was also fed appropriately after the shoot. Her meal was no one Oopsie knew.

The original work is available. Please contact me for more information.

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