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.