Friday, 13 June 2014

My first portrait egg




This was my first custom egg order and my first time attempting a portrait of a person.  And it was a double portrait!  This was done just like my other Ukrainian Easter Eggs, with a wax resist technique.  That means I was covering up parts of the image with black wax as I worked!  I worked on two eggs at one (one with a green background, top two images, and one in shades of brown, blue and cream, lower three images) because I didn't know if either of them would turn out.  Fortunately they both did and the client chose the green egg.

I've been searching the internet and as far as I can tell, nobody is doing portraits on eggs with this technique.

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