After hours of sitting hunched up, toiling over the cutting mat, I have finally finished this Indian-style paper cut and I couldn't be happier with the way it's turned out.
It's cut out of 'normal' thickness paper with a size 11 scalpel blade.
I think I'm going to stick with the yellow background, but as it's for my sister, I'd better give her the final say! I love the way the contrast is so vibrant when it's held up to the light like in the photo below.
Although I'm glad it's finished, I really enjoyed cutting out all those tiny patterns!
Here's how it started life, hand drawn on a piece of plain A4 paper.
It casts beautiful shadows in the sunshine.
One last photo!
This weekend I've also been working on the dog portrait commission I began a few weeks ago. His nose was the focus today! The fur still needs toning down so it's not so pale.
Finally, I've almost finished this doodle, but you're only getting a sneak peek for now!
That's all for today, thanks for stopping by! I'll leave you with this photo taken at Westward Ho! while Sam was land boarding this evening.
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I'm sharing today's post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Nifty Thrifty Things, Be Different Act Normal, Sunny Simple Life and Manon Popje's Illustrations.
Labels: beach, doodle, Indian, paper cut, pen and ink, photo