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“Doing easily what others find difficult is talent;  doing what is impossible for talent is genius.”  (Henri Ferederic Amiel)

Hmmmm...

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This week’s Timeout for Art covers an impromptu t-shirt painting project; today’s post illustrates the first stage, and the second half will follow on Thursday.
Silvana (http://tinasca.wordpress.com/) on a short visit to Mindo, squeezed a lot into a three-day visit! After touring the Mindo Butterfly Gardens, she searched for a t-shirt that did not shout ‘Tourist T-Shirt!” She found none; I suggested that we search for a white t-shirt, take it to the house and design a unique surprise for her sister’s birthday!

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After perusing several hundred (!) images of hummingbirds and butterflies from my computer files, we both agreed that this butterfly pose might make a dramatic “jump-off-the-shirt” design!

Having witnessed Silvana’s natural drawing and painting talents over the past six months, I nudged her forward with a few suggestions. Enjoy following her progress!

A hurried simplification helped break the image into easy-to-see lines.

A hurried simplification helped break the image into easy-to-see lines.

 

I roughed out the important areas, and she dove into the task and swam all the way through to the end!

I roughed out the important areas in an illustration on paper, and we discussed the direction of the lines. She dove into the task and swam all the way through to the end!

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A permanent marker helped define the areas of the design.

A permanent marker helped define the areas of the design.

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She did well, don’t you think?  She tapped into her own natural ability and created a lovely work of art!  Stay tuned for part two, scheduled to be published late Wednesday night, Ecuador time!

I’m still ‘off the grid’ – thanks, as always for your amazing support!

Z

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