We love to play board games and regularly organize game evenings with the children or with friends. These two games below are very old and are part of our cultural heritage. And since I love everything that is legacy of our ancestors, I made this concertina book with illustrations and some background. I used gouache in order to obtain an opaque color but the two french knitting dolls are worked in watercolor.
My latest concertina book is the prime example of achieving a satisfying outcome despite of having little or no inspiration. I started with the vintage safety match box - found on the net - because of the sunflower. The writing and painting tools followed. And in the end I added the calendar where I filled in everyday temperature, measured promptly at noon. The whole book forms a unity because of the color yellow. The more wintertime approaches, the more I feel the urge to use warm color schemes because it makes me forget cold and mist and rain and the early dark of winter's evening.
I like to draw plants in a medieval way ánd I love this poem from Edwin Morgan about strawberries. And so, the two came together in my sketchbook. Don't know if I'm going to add some colors or not, what do you think?
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