Sunday, March 04, 2007

Illustration Friday: Hide...

"From the world, she hid her heart - an organ of fire and feeling."

I wanted to try something a little different for this week's submission. I usually work extensively with collage. So, for the theme of "hide," I drifted away from it and work outside my comfort zone. I'm doing a lot of readings about the Middle Ages and I think that that came through with this illustration.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

tender rendering.
I like the quote too.

steve said...

Great job. It has a very collage feel to it--the contrast between the painted character and foreground with the black and white linnear background.

Michelle Lana said...

Cool work! great details too!

Traci Bixby said...

Wow this is so beautiful. I love the archway behind her. Such lovely colors!

studio lolo said...

Beautiful Andrew. I like the B&W backgound with the soft colors of the subject. The background looks like an old woodcut and the color is frescoe-ish. Nice juxtaposition.

Honor Bowden said...

This is lovely. I really like the use of B&W because it makes it seem like she has a beautiful secret to share, if only she wasn't hiding! (and thanks for the comment too).

jen said...

wow! this is beautiful! i like the difference in the background and foreground... it gives it a lot of depth and feeling. your jewellery is just stunning too, very unique pieces. j

VANMO said...

You have captured the feeling of the Middle Ages very well especially due to the colors and the technique in the background. I like the broken wall with the world hiding behind it. And also the 'third' eye looking down on her.

jmanu said...

I like the feeling of the paint

Eriizu said...

Very interessant work!
It recalls me "Tristan and Iseult".
I like the contrast between the two techniques.

*Peruvian Princess* said...

this is so special. I love the background. The medivelness is coming out! Me gusta.

mishka said...

Wow. It looks very three-dimentional, like you sculpted it. I love the juxtuposition/transition between foreground being in modern color and background looking like a black and white medieval woodcut with the half-way arch in between.