19.2.07

Recycling Textbooks



Waaaay back in high school I bought a Russian textbook at a used bookstore. I never really got around to reading through it, but it kept sitting on the bookshelf.

Lately I've been using the pages from it to create these portraits on. I sketch out a rough idea of the form, gesso over that a bit, then add colored pencil and watercolor on top. The pages are pretty thin and can't take too much unfortunately, but they're fun to work on.

6 comments:

Herreid said...

Looks cool.

I saw a portrait of Shakespeare once that was done in this method on top of a page from his plays. It'd be fun to do a series of author pics like that.

theobear said...

great idea and nicely drawn. What was the text book about? do you speak russian?

Abigail said...

Thanks!

The textbook was an intro. to Russian course from the '60's, so it has all these cool maps of the USSR in it. I was homeschooled so whenever I found books like that I snagged them, but with that one I never really got around to reading it sadly.

regina doman said...

Love that scarf! And the mittens! Very Russian feel to the whole thing...

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