Part of a series of illustrations realized with mixed media. I started with some creepy sketches on my block notes, then chose a variety of materials and gave them shapes on the glass of a scanner. The scanned images went then trough a series of digital elaborations and gained life after a few digital brush strokes. Materials include: green and black tea leaves, cloth pieces, paper collages, rice, pasta, oats, cous cous, dried fruits.
Some more info about the process: how Birdie was born.