Browsing over the internet trying to be inspired I found a few photos and wondered if I could mix art nouveau style with Japanese manga. I was also thinking of three particular artists here on this site who have also challenged me more so then the challenges posed on all of the groups I have joined. I am sure you have some too. I suppose when I finish this series, I may give mention to a name or two. They know who they are (smiles).

The struggle with this particular piece was to stay true to black and white especially in the Japanese fashion of Lolita, it was difficult. Then there was also the challenge of creating different texture for interest as well as keeping depth perception in mind. Finally making it a feast for the eyes but not overwhelming. I have learned as long as there is movement in a piece (clockwise), the viewer does not lose interest. This took longer then most of the work I have already submitted. I believe it is why it looks very different as well.

This piece was created on 9×12 sketch paper using fine and medium tipped black ink.

Featured In:
Art at Heart Group 4/3/2011
Art Nouveau and the Crafts Movement Group 4/3/2011
Vintage Art Storybook Group 4/8/2011

!; I Support Art 4 Japan!

Lenora has been a Counselor/Family Worker for over 20 years. Currently, she has found have an inordinate amount of time working in the geriatric community. Using the time constructively, Lenora was crocheting with some of the ladies, as she use to with her mother who taught her the craft. In so doing, one of the ladies mentioned how she would have liked to have a portrait drawn. Lenora took on the task and was inspired to continue. The illustrations here are mostly inspired by her childhood.

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  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylover 3 years ago

    Your art inspires me!!!!

  • Thank you Susan. I am glad the polka dots were worth it. :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasover 3 years ago

    This is just a marvel to look at. I so admire your technique and patience to create such an astoundingly beautiful artwork. And appreciate the text describing your process.
    An immediate favorite.

  • Thank you Sass for taking the time to read the description and for writing. Its always a pleasure to read your comments. :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • vian
    vianover 3 years ago

    amazing work lenora so much detail

  • Thank you :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...over 3 years ago

    wonderful work!

  • Thank you James :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylover 3 years ago

    Your artwork is featured in Art at Heart

    3 April 2011

  • Thank you :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in
    Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts Movement

    Sunday, April 3, 2011

    (I have also journaling these features.;)

  • Thank you…it is one of my favorite styles. :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Lenora! Congratulations on your well deserved Features! :o)

  • Thank you for the comment and taking the time to write it. :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago



  • Thank you so much :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • Shannon Paskaruk
    Shannon Paskarukover 3 years ago

    love this!!!!!

  • Thank you Shannon :)

    – Lenora Brown

  • juha
    juhaover 3 years ago

    juste superbe

  • Merci Juha :)

    – Lenora Brown

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