Candlelight is a real thing!

Posted: January 3, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, music
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candlelight illustration with text by Mo 15‘Candlelight’ illustration inverted with text added to make the first double page spread
for the 12″x 12″ book of “The illustrated Lyrics of Old Man Crow
(click on the pic a couple of times to see all the details!)
You can watch a video of Old Man Crow playing Candlelight here
This is so exciting, doing the happy dance here!
NB The font is James Han

  1. Eliene says:

    Loving the inverted look Mo…….looks wonderful. It is all happening……Keep up the dancing.


    • Mo Crow says:

      Balancing the lights and darks for a couple of days helped define the 7 feathers on the LHS and the edges of the steampunk crow then extending the rays of candlelight pulled it all together. The scanning & virtual stitching process only took a quarter of the time this morning, by song no 5 I’ll be fully in the zone!

  2. Liz says:

    It’s amazing how the details jump out of the negative … and what a perfect font.
    It is magical watching this unfold!

    • Mo Crow says:

      Have been grinning from ear to ear all day, spent a few hours poking round the internet this afternoon trying to source good quality double sided matte inkjet paper at about 140 gsm (40lb) & found what looks close to perfect at Red River in the US but the postage to Australia is $100!

  3. jude says:

    exciting Mo! postage is a bitch isn’t it?

  4. Carol says:

    Keep grinning! This is stunning! (((Mo)))

  5. margaret johnson says:

    ahhhhh…… ox

    • Mo Crow says:

      there’s a little more tweaking to do have to add 4mm of black to the LHS and take it off the right + convert the image to greyscale so the printing will be more affordable but it’s there & feels amazing! found what I hope is a good quality matte double sided 160 gsm paper today at the local art and office supply shop it looks perfect, about to do a test print!
      PS a bit later the matte paper is brilliant, Candlelight looks amazing printed in B&W at 12″ x 24″, now it’s time for some dragonfly drawing before the Bower Bird Blues workshop which begins this Friday, what an amazing year and it’s not even a week old!

  6. margaret johnson says:

    Really glad you found some good paper locally ox

  7. epocktextiles (Jane B) says:

    just amazing Mo, stunning job. enjoy bower bird blues i remember right that it is in crows nest? or tambourine?

    • Mo Crow says:

      Thanks Jane, I am so excited about the Bower Bird Blues workshop up on Mount Tambourine, we can bring along one blue thing to talk about and I am having a bit of a hard time deciding which one!

  8. Susan C says:

    Candlelight looks wonderful, Mo. That splicing stuff is tedious work, but the only way I know to do it too. Turned out beautifully!

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