For a change, I thought I’d try painting on cork for my Aunt/Godmother’s Christmas present. (Since Christmas is over, I can post this online now haha) I had this idea of using two separate panels that make up one image. It was supposed to be this woman with the sea as her hair and little fishies and whales and shit all tangled in it. You know, stuff that dreams, awards and world-wide acclaim are made of.
Instead, I came up with this:
While I don’t think it’s hideous, I am not completely satisfied with it. I totally underestimated how difficult it is to sketch on cork. Harder still, to erase. Even harder still, to see the pencil lines while painting. I ruined my other corkboard with all my erasures. Friends have suggested that I should’ve just painted directly, forgoing pencilling, but I’m afraid am completely reliant on erasers.
- Don’t work with cork.
- If I must work with cork, it better be a big-ass board of cork.
- Don’t try to rush a painting the day before Christmas eve.