Mixed Media Gravestone Illustration Work

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‘Gravestones’ Gillian Hebblewhite 2002 © All Rights Reserved. Mixed media: acrylics, ink, pastels and collage.
Illustration.

This was an illustration project I completed in 2002 that I recently returned to look at as I am preparing for some new landscape painting work. At the time of completing this I was very much into working in mixed media to experiment before a final piece, but in this case I stuck with the mixed media. I found the combination of collage (mainly newspaper), acrylics, ink and chalk pastels really good for capturing an illustrative graveyard scene quickly and allowed for looseness. Although I started with representational drawing of St Mary’s Church in Cottingham (East Riding of Yorkshire) and Cottingham Cemetery in my sketchbook, I quickly started to try drawing without taking my pencil off the page, following the outline of the head / grave stones and trees and drawing without taking your eyes off the subject matter (great drawing exercise) to capture the jumble of gravestones and trees.

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‘Gravestones in St Marys Church’ by Gillian Hebblewhite 2002 © All Rights Reserved. Mixed media: acrylics, pastels, ink and collage.

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Close up of ‘Gravestones in St Marys Church’ by Gillian Hebblewhite 2002 © All Rights Reserved. Mixed media: acrylics, pastels, ink and collage.
St Marys Church mixed media piece by Gillian Hebblewhite
‘Gravestones in St Marys Church II’ by Gillian_Hebblewhite 2002 © All Rights Reserved. Mixed media: acrylics, pastels, ink and collage. All rights Reserved
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Close up of ‘Gravestones in St Marys Church II’ by Gillian_Hebblewhite 2002 © All Rights Reserved. Mixed media: acrylics, pastels, ink and collage. All rights Reserved

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Close up of ‘Gravestones’ by Gillian Hebblewhite 2002 © All Rights Reserved. Mixed media: acrylics, ink, pastels and collage.
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Close up of ‘Gravestones’ by Gillian Hebblewhite 2002 © All Rights Reserved. Mixed media: acrylics, ink, pastels and collage.
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‘Gravestones’ Gillian Hebblewhite 2002 © All Rights Reserved. Mixed media: acrylics, ink, pastels and collage.
Illustration. Adjusted on Photoshop.

The work behind these mixed media experiments and illustration originated from mixed media paintings of trees in Thwaite Hall Gardens / grounds like this one…

‘Trees’ by Gillian Hebblewhite 1998 © All Rights Reserved. Mixed media: acrylics, oil pastels, chalk pastels, charcoal, ink, eye shadow and lipstick.

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