Friday, May 28, 2010

Artistic Polar Bear Challenge: 100 Ways in 100 Days. #12 - Ink on Gessoed Illustration Board

Guess what?  I found out that I would rather fill out IRS tax forms all day than work with this particular combination of media and ground again.

Ink Bear on Gessoed Illustration Board

I don't know if it was the ink, the gesso, or the combination, but nothing worked or flowed the way I wanted it to in this one.  I won't go into detail or repeat the swearing or primal screaming.  This one should be sub-titled 'Bear With Skin Condition'.  'Nuff said.


debwardart said...

Again - too hard on yourself.
Anxiously awaiting #13.

Lisa Walsh said...

My angst less about the result than it was the process. The ink and gesso was just a baaaaaad combination.

RHCarpenter said...

Maybe it was just the frustration of the new medium and support but I like this one - you are being too hard on yourself. I like the lines and the flow of it. I don't have enough frustration in my life so will have to try this combination!

Lisa Walsh said...

Okay, I reworded the blog post. I think my effort at sardonic humor failed. I really don't beat myself up over these studies, they're a perfect excuse for some little mad scientist experiments. Some work, some don't. But I learn a little from each of them, and that's the important thing.