Friday, September 20, 2013


"We may have come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now" 
                           -   Martin Luther King Jr.

This Illustration Friday submission was created  using ancient batik techniques on paper.  The unique process involves batik dyes and wax resist. Each color is washed across the whole image. The color is preserved with molten wax and a new color dye wash is applied.  The color combinations are created when one color is washed over the top of another.  This image used only primary colors (red, blue and yellow).  The green and orange hues where created by the natural blending of the primaries to their secondary and tertiary colors.  Although a thorough understanding of color theory and the ancient batik processes is required to get the end result,  I like to think that these images chose the beautiful colors  themselves. 

1 comment:

  1. Ships in the quote, but the more familiar, more often used smaller craft in your image bring the message in the front door and park it at the dinner table with the family. Lovely combination. And the image reminds me of quiet summer days when I was king of one such rowboat. Yes, I was a little girl, but King of the rowboat is King of the rowboat.