Thursday, March 15, 2007

Illustration Friday-Wired


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This is my entry for Illustration Friday's "wired" entry. Created specifically for this challenge. Thought of my concept, drew the shapes with a pen, painted a background and other textures, scanned it all in and combined for this illustration. Getting this posted just under wire on Thursday.

Let me know what you think?

Scott

16 Comments:

Blogger HARDWAX said...

I was looking long and hard, studying this illo I guess, thinking I would have placed the scissors closer to his hand, and I would have been wrong. The placement of the scissors spotlights them with a natural subtlety of color and lends mystery, as to who it was that untethered this man. The color is wonderful, the transition from light blues to steely gray and dark tan to a silvery brown, perfect stage for this once wired man. Wow!

March 15, 2007 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think we all wish we could cut our wires or at least have somebody do it for us, speically when they get to tight. like ur color selection anfd lik emiri said the mystery. michael dailey

March 15, 2007 6:38 PM  
Blogger demosthenes said...

first, love the paint textures.

second, i'm getting a different interpretation of the painting, let me know if i'm off-base.

the guy's wires aren't cut, they're slack. which suggests the puppeteer has set him aside. perhaps as a reaction to that the puppet is reaching for the scissors to cut himself free, but can't reach them.

metaphorically speaking it's an extremely thought provoking image.

great work, Scott!

March 15, 2007 7:29 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

WOW! Great idea Scott! Years ago I did a girl as a marionette, puppet on a stage and I enjoyed making it as you must have this! I never thought of this for the wired prompt and it is clever and very well done. Excellent for the theme! That's what I so love about IF, all the interps of a single word...

March 15, 2007 7:56 PM  
Blogger Theresa S. said...

Wow you really did cut it down to the "wire" this week. haha! I love the muted color palette and the simplicity of this piece. Keep up the terrific work Scott!

Cheers,
Theresa

March 15, 2007 8:01 PM  
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March 15, 2007 8:06 PM  
Blogger Jeff G said...

Great texture and color! I love the border treatment too, with the strings breaking the top edge.

March 15, 2007 8:09 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Love the texture and atmospherics! Wistful and evocative!

March 15, 2007 8:12 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

...yet the strings are still floating, waiting to connect him to a knew master...

March 15, 2007 8:42 PM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Love the texture, layers and color choices. He can't function without the strings/wires being pulled, looks like he is turned off. If only he noticed the scissors he could cut the strings. You'll have to tell us what you were thinking when you painted this.

March 15, 2007 9:23 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love the texture and expressivness in the illo!!

March 15, 2007 9:29 PM  
Blogger Lianne said...

Love the textures and color choices in this piece. I also like how the borders encapsulating this painting are uneven and rough working with the textured look. Awesome work!

March 15, 2007 9:31 PM  
Blogger aeneadellaluna said...

I love the whole feeling of the illustration..just the mood.. the gloomyness.. it's so touching and moving :)

March 16, 2007 5:00 AM  
Blogger isay said...

it's like a dream or maybe a nightmare. it could mean a lot of things and the colors you have used have made it really mysterious.....

March 17, 2007 3:34 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

Nice, i like this

March 26, 2007 5:45 AM  
Blogger Stacia said...

I really like your images for wired and total....great job and creating a mysterious and somber mood through color and concept. They're perfect in their simplicity. Cheers!

April 11, 2007 5:13 PM  

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