Friday, January 11, 2008

Illustration Friday-"Stitch"




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This is my entry for IF's "stitch" topic.

I relish your feedback! Who says "relish" anymore???

I might try another variation where the left hand is getting stitched. Or maybe plaid. We'll see...

OK, I posted a second variation, the quilt idea...

And a third idea, which I think is good, but needs some other treatment...

75 Comments:

Blogger sandy said...

neat! I really suck at drawing hands.. i'm jealous! Good work :)

January 11, 2008 3:44 PM  
Blogger Lianne said...

I really love your hands theme throughout all your illo's. The quilted version definitely stands out just because the negative space is broken up more. I love the color scheme as well.

There's so much potential with two hands and stitching; I personally would like to see the right hand stitching the left hand. It'd make for an interesting narrative.

Awesome work as usual. :)

January 11, 2008 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i already kno wu can do hands but i like ur rendition of needle, fabric and thread here and i like relish on my hot dogs wit extra mustard lol ; michael dailey

January 11, 2008 4:29 PM  
Blogger NANCY LEFKO said...

great rendition....and "relish" is a great word....highly overlooked...

January 11, 2008 5:00 PM  
Blogger Sherry Rogers said...

This has to be one of my favorites! You did an incredible job!

January 11, 2008 5:10 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Interesting to see a man's hand stitching. Great interpretation!

January 11, 2008 6:02 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

This is so perfect for your hand series! Awesome piece and i love the quilt too!

January 11, 2008 6:23 PM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

great hands!

January 11, 2008 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Jeannine said...

Wonderful! I love the colors and the slight texture on the quilt (it looks almost stamped or maybe light pen strokes?). I wish I could draw hands!

Relish is a great word - I use it all the time! :)

January 11, 2008 7:59 PM  
Blogger marcisenders said...

Beautiful!

January 11, 2008 8:10 PM  
Blogger Stace said...

I had a look at your sites and really like your style. It looks almost Asian inspired with the darker outlines and muted colours.

January 11, 2008 8:55 PM  
Blogger Barbara Hagerty said...

Bravo! Great illo!

January 11, 2008 10:42 PM  
Blogger isay said...

great illustrations and i like the third one most esp.

January 12, 2008 7:25 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Parsons said...

as always, amazing!
Elizabeth

January 12, 2008 7:49 AM  
Blogger Aspa said...

The second illustration really stands out for me. Very nice.

January 12, 2008 7:53 AM  
Blogger rbaird said...

Your work is easy to relish!
Love it!

January 12, 2008 9:08 AM  
Blogger Candace Trew Camling said...

I love archaic language (ie relish), but anyways, I love the complex simplicity of your work, if that makes sense. Very minimal but yet, not easy to draw hands so perfectly.

January 12, 2008 9:23 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Yeeeowch!!;-)

January 12, 2008 9:32 AM  
Blogger Lucía Borjas said...

Very poetic!! : ) I love your illo`s

January 12, 2008 10:01 AM  
Blogger Perriette said...

I like the third panel the best. Dr. Frankenstein meets Martha Stewart - great!

Thanks for the comments you've left on my blog. I appreciate it.

Also, I love "relish". Especially on hot dogs.

January 12, 2008 10:11 AM  
Blogger Nancy Bea said...

Your talent is prodigious (don't you relish that word?) I am in awe.

January 12, 2008 10:29 AM  
Blogger Chernin said...

I like the concept of the third idea, but in color terms i prefer the second one.

I think you can even pick the three illustration as part of the same whole work.

Greetings!

January 12, 2008 11:50 AM  
Blogger DUUH said...

Really great, Scott! Thanks again for the kind words over on my site!

January 12, 2008 12:44 PM  
Blogger Diana Evans said...

nice work..and love the progression....I felt the one where he is stitching up his own wound...very clever...

Cheers,
Diana

January 12, 2008 12:50 PM  
Blogger Tim Hunt said...

captivating!
The second one is my favorite visually, but I really like the concept of the third. I'd love to see plaid. I'll be checking back to see how many more variations you come up with.

Thanks!

January 12, 2008 1:12 PM  
Blogger Ellis Nadler said...

well done here

January 12, 2008 4:11 PM  
Anonymous atomicvelvetsigh said...

i really love the way you draw hands.. i must say that thats one of my weak points. anyway, the third illo reminded me of edward scissorhands, i dunno why.. hmm..

January 12, 2008 7:49 PM  
Anonymous irvine said...

Ouch that musta hurt! hihihi so I send you a BIg HUUGGGG

^_^

January 12, 2008 7:52 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I think the 3rd and 2nd work sequentially - "I stitched my hand, so I could stitch the quilt" Clever work.

January 13, 2008 2:36 AM  
Blogger nice said...

wow!!!!

January 13, 2008 10:38 AM  
Blogger Bobo Cat said...

I like the concept of third one, but it a bit terrifying! Looks pain!

January 13, 2008 3:12 PM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

You have very creative hands!

January 13, 2008 3:52 PM  
Blogger Raymond's Brain said...

I relish your variations on a theme. You really cut the mustard. It would be hard to ketchup to level.

January 13, 2008 4:13 PM  
Blogger neilornstein said...

very fine

January 13, 2008 9:08 PM  
Blogger carla said...

This is so cool, Scott! The hands are beautifully done, but my favorite is the glimpse of the cogs and gears beneath the skin... very clever!

January 14, 2008 3:25 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Every single piece here is wonderful. I love the line that you are creating, the colors, the theme and the subtle surprises that happen along the way.

January 14, 2008 4:46 AM  
Blogger Kevin Levell said...

you've got a really strong graphical style which really suits the topic... All the hands you have throughout your blog are fantastically observed, in my opinion hands are tough to illustrate and you do them very convincingly.

January 14, 2008 5:19 AM  
Blogger MargaritaNava said...

Hello,
I love all, the first and third really strong!!...

January 14, 2008 9:10 AM  
Blogger Josh (musarter) said...

Good to see your art again. As always, the hands are brilliant. I like the sewing of the hand idea; the abiguity of whether the character is sewing plad onto hi/her flesh or whether the there is a flesh suit over a plaid body. Good stuff.

January 14, 2008 10:50 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

very cool. love your illustrations.

January 14, 2008 2:06 PM  
Blogger Richard Cardona said...

I like #3 too conceptually, but the colors of #1 best. Great work!

January 14, 2008 2:35 PM  
Blogger flora said...

You are so good at drawing hands...:)
I also think the third one is the strongest conceptually... but I like them all. The yellow just look so good!

January 14, 2008 7:45 PM  
Blogger lil kim said...

great progression of images!

January 14, 2008 11:46 PM  
Blogger michael said...

you have a very clean digital style, something you have mastered well. i like the last one with the hand stitching the other hand, seems meaningful some how

January 15, 2008 12:13 AM  
Blogger misterhow said...

I'm enjoying the hands. Equally pleasing are your color choices. Good stuff.

January 15, 2008 2:34 AM  
Blogger tusen said...

it looks really good as a series.

January 15, 2008 4:37 AM  
Blogger MVillos said...

Thanks for visiting!

I really like the 3rd image. Great work!

The hands are an intricate part of the body, and you continue to produce great drawings of them. I myself like drawing hands...

January 15, 2008 10:01 AM  
Blogger Kyra said...

I dig the word relish. Great hands and great series here. I'll have to explore your blog a bit more.

January 15, 2008 10:07 AM  
Blogger kdhamel said...

I LOVE the third one, so science fiction-y, too cool!
My grandma used to make great relish.

January 15, 2008 12:41 PM  
Blogger Ursula Shaw said...

Love the hands and the background colors!

January 15, 2008 12:44 PM  
Blogger Danielle McDonald said...

Beautiful! Lovely textures and they work well together as a trilogy.

January 15, 2008 1:24 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Really extraordinary stuff! I'm awestruck! Hands are so difficult!

January 15, 2008 7:58 PM  
Blogger Cathy Gatland said...

Your hand(i)work is excellent and you have such a strong graphic style - very professional. Will look out for your IF projects...

January 15, 2008 11:09 PM  
Blogger Webster Twelb said...

nicely done!

January 15, 2008 11:26 PM  
Blogger cata said...

Love your colors choice!
The third one is strong and cool!
Cata

January 15, 2008 11:47 PM  
Blogger Reeko said...

Number two for me! Great stuff.

January 16, 2008 1:07 AM  
Blogger dintoons said...

oooh that hurts... and yet done very gently and somehow soothing...
great hands as always!

January 16, 2008 4:34 AM  
Blogger Kstyles said...

Awesome work. You always do really good hands.

January 16, 2008 5:47 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Yeah, I would have to say my favorite one is the glimpse into the hand. Love the textures of your backgrounds as well.

January 16, 2008 9:08 AM  
Blogger Kelly Medina said...

59 comments (before I post)?? Wow! Okay, now a big WOW in regards to your illustration. You are the master of drawing hands. Great work!

January 16, 2008 4:20 PM  
Blogger nessadee said...

Wonderful work! You really are a master at drawing hands. And the gears peeking through the wound...so creative!

Thank you for the lovely comment!

January 16, 2008 5:31 PM  
Blogger Crystal & Co. said...

This is great. I especially like the brown outline and your choice of color. Warm and human-y and so cold and mechanical once we see the inside of that hand.
ps: Thank you for visiting my blog

January 16, 2008 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Your hands are wonderful, the whole series is very strong, I like the texture combined with the very graphic drawings.

With this set, I think you're right, the third is a really great idea but is missing something visually. Something about the negative space compared with your past entries in this style maybe.... The middle one works the best out of the Stitch series so far. Great work!

January 16, 2008 8:25 PM  
Blogger Octavine Illustration said...

great illustration. although for sme reason reinds me of chopping a bit of finger with the paper cutter last month...the hazards of the artist. alas.

January 16, 2008 10:48 PM  
Blogger ErinSherman said...

hey the first one doesn't have a lot in it but great texture, then the second one had more going on with it and more of a story, then the third one I said "ah now that's cool." You're really getting somewhere in the third one because it has an original concept in it...the best part is what you thought up to be inside the hand! So if you do another version of that, put more emphasis on that part by having that part more centered or enlarged. I always look forward to seeing your illustrationfridays.

January 17, 2008 8:11 AM  
Blogger timafli said...

Very nice hand drawing, actually great hands. Good series.

January 17, 2008 9:51 AM  
Blogger MiKa Art said...

Wonderful hands! But I can't really look at the third one - painful!!

January 17, 2008 10:35 AM  
Blogger Ulf Borgenstam said...

The last one is a little creepy I must say. Kind of makes me think of Arnold in Terminator.

Great work

January 17, 2008 12:38 PM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Muito bom, Scott!


Nice serie "hands"

In potuguese: mãos

See you

January 17, 2008 12:48 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Last one is freaky :O Very good job!

January 17, 2008 1:02 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

the last one scores my vote....
you might look for a contrast... for the backgound.. digital feedout ,muted? though frankly.. i like it as it stands

January 17, 2008 1:09 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Dude, you must spend all day staring at your hands. Do you dream about them too?

Visually, I like the second piece, but conceptually, the bottom one. My old professor said I always went with concept over composition, so why be different now? All are excellent, but man, I dig those gears.

January 17, 2008 8:41 PM  
Blogger Sarah Nussbaumer said...

Scott, I think your first try is very strong. The slit reveals but on first glance it is unclear what lies beneath the surface. The mechanical elements make for an interesting contrast to the hands.

January 18, 2008 5:17 AM  
Blogger Forever Young said...

what an eggsellent drawing, i find hands virtually impossible to draw, so am jelly-ass.

January 20, 2008 12:42 AM  
Blogger Halloweenville said...

wonderful!

February 11, 2008 8:02 AM  

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