I was day-dreaming about making finned objects in semi-opaque glass last month. That technique is beyond my means at the moment, but I came up with a substitute! I laminated together 8 sheets of tissue paper using Golden medium. It made a lovely, stiff, slightly wrinkly material from which I was able to mock up a semi-opaque finned form.
THE WEEKLY: BINKY McKEE AND ME
Welcome to my blog where I share my work as an illustrator as well as occasional events from the week.
I illustrate under the pen-name of Binky McKee, McKee being my mother's maiden name. Binky was the name of every single cat my great-grandmother owned - about 40 of them during her life! It seemed natural to devote my more nurturing, colourful, story-telling work to the female side of the family, whilst practicing my art work under my paternal name.
Currently I am working on illustrating a children's book, and of course I can't resist an Instagram challenge such as Folktale Week or Inktober!
I hope you enjoy the work!
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland