Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hug Unfurled (Entry in EBSQ Candy show)

People always say that it all starts with a kiss. And heaven knows I have had my share of Hershey kisses. But when you think about it usually takes a hug first to get things going, A hug must be savored and relished, allowed to cast it's spell. I wanted to convey this along with the mellowness, warmth and richness of the hug , Eye candy if you will pardon the pun. I decided to depict the wrapper in red starting to unfurl, just to illustrate the spark of excited passion we all feel upon opening the wrapper. Sit back, and enjoy. you know the Kiss is coming...

About this piece:

Size: 8x10:

Sub strait: Wood Panel:

Media: Color pencil, and marker:

Style: Still life:

No frame necessary, ready to hang:

Note: The colored pencil is applied layer upon layer to build up deep, vibrant color saturation an effect similar to the renaissance glazing techniques used by the old masters. It is then hand buffed to a light natural sheen and spray fixative is applied to prevent wax bloom. It is then finished with a UV resistant semi gloss varnish to resist fading.


  1. I was looking at this yesterday night Alma. It's just amazing!

  2. Hay, I have just found you blog I love the work you do you are very talented. I am taking art as an A level I am very good at Photoshop & Illustrator which I have used to do a pattern project which I did in Gcse but I haven't put my A level college work on to a blog as it seams to take to long as there is a lot of memory involved in them. But do have a look at I am really into photography which I have always loved I am also adding photos so you can look at that blog at

  3. Alma, I find your work inpsiring, and I have given you an award. Please stop by my blog to pick it up.