Monday, February 26, 2007

Illustration Friday-Communication


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This is my entry for Illustration Friday's "communication" entry. The actual title of this piece is "Anna Nicole Smith Sacrificed On The Altar Of Media". I created this piece specifically for the IF challenge. Did nearly everything in Freehand, and brought elements in Photoshop for a little tweaking. I could spend a lot more time on this, but had to move on to other things...

What are your thoughts about the illustration, or the topic?

Scott

30 Comments:

Blogger bluerose9062 said...

I've really been enjoying all the pieces you've been doing lately on the media. With this one, I really like their fake made-for-Tv smiles.

February 26, 2007 1:07 PM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

I like the pop culture kick that you're on here...a bold statement to boot. When I watch even a minute or two of these shows I feel like my brain is going to begin oozing out of my ears any second....I really like your statement as well as the digital art and composition.

February 26, 2007 1:09 PM  
Blogger demosthenes said...

great job! i'm loving this pop culture satire kick you're on too, keep it up. all is well (or getting there, at least) hope the same for you!

February 26, 2007 2:20 PM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Cool!!!!

Really cool

February 26, 2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Cool!!!!

Really cool

February 26, 2007 3:06 PM  
Blogger md said...

cant stand either one of these shows they're suppose to be lite news shows but end up coming across like tabloid newspapers. nice gradations and work on the tvs and hair on nicole

February 26, 2007 3:17 PM  
Blogger moverlow said...

An entry after my own heart! Nicely done - love the concept and execution, er, illustration.

February 26, 2007 4:31 PM  
Blogger Robert McLaughlin said...

Hi Scott,

I like how you treated the subject matter here. The image is gruesome, yet "light and bright" at the same time.

There's a part in "Joe vs the Volcano" where Tom Hanks looks up from his office cubicle at the green flourescent lights, and in a moment of revelation, remarks how the lights are sucking his soul right out of him.

I feel the same about the light emanating from the Boob Tube (even the high quality 60" LCD version), especially when the inane and ugly are showing.

Thanks for regularly checking in on my blog.

February 26, 2007 4:40 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Robert, how funny you mention that quote from "Joe Vs. The Volcano"...I JUST saw it yesterday and noted it!!!

February 26, 2007 5:10 PM  
Blogger Hellcat said...

*VOMIT*

February 26, 2007 5:59 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Powerful and effective!

February 26, 2007 7:33 PM  
Blogger Mac McRae said...

She looks happy with that wound. Nice take. I like the composition.

February 26, 2007 9:54 PM  
Anonymous catnapping said...

i'm not surprised the corporate media has used her death to avoid reporting on Bush's immoral activities.

February 26, 2007 11:17 PM  
Blogger isay said...

i am enjoying your illustrations scott! they are so cool!

i like pop culture, too but, i have managed to make some limitations for myself....at least, i don't see them much on tv over here.

February 26, 2007 11:46 PM  
Blogger buep said...

Cool Scott! Hard communication, great style

February 27, 2007 12:54 AM  
Blogger janie said...

Great juxtaposition of tradjedy and farce. Very strong statement, media are scum, feeding off the tragedies and regurgitating what ever suits their rateings.

February 27, 2007 2:44 AM  
Blogger *ItkUpiLLi* said...

Cool work! I like it!!!:)

February 27, 2007 2:46 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Love of all your hot media topics, scott...very well done!

February 27, 2007 7:43 AM  
Blogger SLW said...

I love the idea of the sacrificial lamb on the altar. Great style, but a bit bloody for my taste.

February 27, 2007 4:59 PM  
Blogger nice lopes said...

Cool! Very nice work! Thanks for visiting my blog!

February 27, 2007 5:13 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

I can't think of Anna Nichole Smith without thinking of her great exit scene in Naked Gun 33 & 1/3 (her silhouette revealing an... ahem... well, it was different when it was on TV.) I prefer to remember that she could actually make people laugh rather than just being a train wreck everyone laughed at.

February 27, 2007 5:48 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

you nailed it with this image Scott! It really says it all!

February 28, 2007 6:26 PM  
Blogger *Peruvian Princess* said...

you have great graphic skills. I like how you translate the media in your art a lot. Keep up the good work!

February 28, 2007 8:11 PM  
Blogger suana said...

Ooh, I hate that show!
You did a great job, dead on!

March 01, 2007 6:02 PM  
Blogger platinum blonde said...

i love your style, and how you incorporate the trashtastic tabloid media into your art

March 01, 2007 6:44 PM  
Blogger jessi Hooker said...

very interesting image! I like your composition and use of flat graphic space. Good job!

March 01, 2007 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It reminds me of Swedish rye bread

March 03, 2007 9:45 AM  
Blogger georg said...

Really scaring way of communication - but well done anyway!

March 07, 2007 4:04 PM  
Blogger uvor said...

It tells everything about the case, very good image..

March 21, 2007 2:41 AM  
Blogger mike said...

I can't believe that the Anna Nicole thing is still going. Guess I better face it because it's probably going to go on for a while...

Seems that your image statement is right on...

March 28, 2007 9:29 PM  

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