My (Alexandra Cook aka Linandara) daily art activity

Saturday, 26 June 2010

The Last Elf: An Autopsy

The Last Elf: An Autopsy by ~linandara on deviantART

A rather gloomy sketch based on a vision of several things from real world all mixed up together. E.g. some TV programms here in UK where they cut animals to pieces ("Inside nature Giants" I think its called, don't really watch it), talking to somebody about Tolkiens elves, my desire to read people as an open book, reading about somebody who reminds me an elf in some respect, etc.

Also got it in a poem (not terrible good either) in Russian here

Pencil, gouache, graphite, A2 in size

Of course you are free to interprete this as you like, but my idea was like that: Somehow humans have got the body of a last elvish king and minstrel ever lived and they put it in a public autopsy show performed by a pretty Scully-like doctor and a huge crowd watching, cameras flashing. As the doctor proseedes, she try to imagine what that person was like, what he loved, etc. And she failes at that which is a bit of allegory for failure to grasp one's soul essence by mechanically analysing one's personality...

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Michael Archangel Artist Small Print with Embroidery

Print on canvas paper from my pastel painting. Also has a little bit of embroidery, a piece of turquoise and metal paint. Mounted on a white watercolor card.

The print is done with Epson waterproof archival ink.

The print is about 3 x 5.5 inches (8 x 14 cm)

Shown as sold: cello wrapped.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Spring Green original pencil and watercolor outdoor art

Alexandra Cook They plan to build a bypass road and houses here...


Alexandra Cook
  • Caught by ~linandara on deviantART

    A piece of a dead tree caught in the grip of old ivy (by the River Hafren / Severn, Wales)

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Yellow flowers, blue sky

A recent one
  •  A recent one
    A sketch of forsythia flowering bush from my garden against clear blue sky. Done with artist quality pigment ink (non-fading) pens. Done with artist quality pigment ink (non-fading) pens. A very high key painting to bring a bit of spring into your home.

    Original artwork, signed by the artist.

    Paper size is A3 (about 30x42 cm, 12x16.5 inches)

    Inspiration / Story behind this Product:
    I love doing quick drawings and painting of flowers in my garden.

    Hours Invested: 2