Saturday, March 08, 2008

Illustration Friday-Garden


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My entry for IF's garden topic.

If anyone's interested, I think I will submit one illustration to a juried contest. I'm thinking about, "Soar", "Tales and Legends", "Choose", or "Open". I would welcome and value your opinions on these matters.

Being seeing lots of whales lately, and recently humpback whales, which I think are my favorite. They are the most likely to be demonstrative, and most likely to interact with whale watchers. Also seeing Dall's Porpoise, which look like little killer whales.

Have a great week!

Scott

69 Comments:

Blogger Janice said...

couldnt find open... but of the ones i viewed... I like soar the best... The reason? there is the obvious and the not so obvious... . You read the title.. *Soar* then Firstly you see the upraised hand...and then there is that shadow...which is interesting and repeats the shape.. so you have a dynamic interest. The shadow (bird) comprehensively underscores the word and then you RE-discover the word..It just seems to have different levels of depth of meaning for me. In my opinion... *smiling here* IM certain you will have many!

Very nice texture in this and your placement is great! Lovely triangulation.

March 08, 2008 1:24 PM  
Blogger JO said...

This is another great illo, love the color choices in your pieces. Boy, it's hard to choose for your contest, but I too love soar.

March 08, 2008 1:45 PM  
Blogger Diana Evans said...

Hi Scott...

great work...you always blow me away with the use of hands...

Cheers...
Diana

PS...I can't wait to garden...it's snowing like mad here !!!

March 08, 2008 1:59 PM  
Blogger Ellen Byrne said...

Couldn't wait to see your submission this week - how do you do it?! Excellent as always!

March 08, 2008 2:12 PM  
Blogger Candace Trew Camling said...

I like your submission this week! Very nice, as always

March 08, 2008 4:12 PM  
Blogger Sherry Rogers said...

I love the simplicity of this Scott! You did such an excellent job on all the elements! The hand is perfect. . .well it all really is!!

March 08, 2008 4:18 PM  
Blogger andi butler said...

you really make this look effortlessly done, faboo! i can almost smell the soil, i miss planting flowers! you get to see whales where you are, how unbelievable!! i think i would cry every time....that's because i'm easily misty, but still they're amazing...

a : )

March 08, 2008 4:46 PM  
Blogger Lucy Autrey said...

I like Garden the best (although this wasn't on your list). My 2nd favorite is Choose but all are nice!

March 08, 2008 5:02 PM  
Blogger Peggy Fussell said...

Scott, I really like your hand illustrations! I also love to draw hands and know how difficult it can be....your work is very impressive. My favorite two are "Open" and "Garden". Best of luck!!

March 08, 2008 6:02 PM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

I vote for Open.

March 08, 2008 6:09 PM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

you are so great at the hand illustrations! I like this one how it looks like to plant doesn't want to be dug up. At least that's my interpretation!

March 08, 2008 6:10 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

and another simply fantastic job! i never get tired of your hand drawings...

March 08, 2008 6:16 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Looks like you really found your style Scott. I like how you can see the roots in the ground from the side. Excellent job here.

March 08, 2008 6:34 PM  
Blogger carga said...

very nice, great work

March 08, 2008 6:54 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Long time no comment... thought I'd stop by and have a look.

I see you've made loads of new stuff which is all very good as usual.

I've finally found the time (or bothered to use it) to enter this week's IF. Bit rusty however.

Anyhoo, good job once again!

March 08, 2008 8:10 PM  
Blogger Eli said...

Nice look to this, Scott, I really like the ground texture and over all composition.

March 08, 2008 8:44 PM  
Blogger Debbie Egizio said...

Great piece as always! Fabulous colors!!!

March 08, 2008 9:28 PM  
Anonymous Chris Leavens said...

I really like the style and feeling of your drawings. Your hands are terrific. As for one to submit to a contest, all of the pieces you mention are great, but I actually like Blanket and Leap quite a bit more. My sensibilities may be a bit singular and skewed, but the humor of Leap appeals to me on multiple levels. As for Blanket, I find the colors and composition extremely satisfying. Just my two cents. Keep up the excellent work.

March 08, 2008 11:27 PM  
Blogger SENTA said...

This is of course fabulous as usual. I really like the colors you choose. My favorites for your entries would be choose or tales and legends. They just seem so complete and full of exciting detail to me. And I love the colors of them!

March 09, 2008 12:28 AM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

great concept as usual, and well done as usual!
:)

March 09, 2008 5:00 AM  
Blogger jene said...

I like this 'soft colors' and the pure line

March 09, 2008 6:45 AM  
Blogger Forever Young said...

i like the roots on this one, will look at the others soon.

March 09, 2008 6:51 AM  
Blogger Computerarte said...

Excelent contribution for this week's topic's, realy great!

My favourite is "choose" because it's not a comum subject, I love the colors and it´s full a detail that I like to see in a illustration!
Great week for you too.
Marília.

March 09, 2008 7:05 AM  
Blogger mikepflaumart said...

it takes me a while to draw hands. 'A good challenge', I tell my art students. You make it look easy....very clean! Nice!

March 09, 2008 7:38 AM  
Blogger NANCY LEFKO said...

wonderful image....makes me want to be out in the garden...great about your seeing so many whales and dolphins....when we lived in San Diego we went whale watching and saw a breach...what a thrill !

March 09, 2008 10:29 AM  
Blogger Michelle White Illustration said...

Scott, incredible piece... beautifully rendered in a strong, simple composition. loving the texture and color palette

March 09, 2008 11:47 AM  
Blogger Dot said...

i think all are great. but i'm drawn to Choose.

March 09, 2008 12:39 PM  
Blogger Bee said...

This is a really pleasing piece, I love cross sections with the hidden glimpses they offer. The composition works really well too with your trademark hands.
As for the competition, I am really fond of your 'choose' piece...as much for the concept as the art. (And thank you for your comment)

March 09, 2008 1:16 PM  
Blogger Honor Bowden said...

Beautiful image again this week! I think Soar is my favourite though, it's such an interesting work... I love the repetition you've used.

March 09, 2008 3:27 PM  
Anonymous catnapping said...

My favorite was "soar" with the flaired fingers on the hands.

March 09, 2008 3:37 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Parsons said...

love this weeks post- thoughtful and creative!

My vote is for CHOOSE for an entry- it really has depth and meaning, and your digital expertise really shines in this one.

eBeth

March 09, 2008 9:03 PM  
Blogger josh pincus is crying said...

great hand illustrations, as always!

March 10, 2008 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Karly said...

I love your color choices in all your pieces! Garden is my favorite. Among your chosen favs for the competition, I would have to say I like the layers of text on Tales and Legends. Great stuff! (also, thanks for the comment!)

March 10, 2008 7:24 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Dude, I want to see some whale pics!! Right away! :-)

March 10, 2008 7:29 AM  
Blogger GLADYS B said...

i love whale!
yeah!

for the contest why not blanket? it's a nice one!
anyway thanks for comment my illu :)

March 10, 2008 9:42 AM  
Blogger Kevin Spear said...

Great work. Your bold, graphic style is visually appealing.

March 10, 2008 9:56 AM  
Blogger pork luck said...

I think this illustration is beautiful.

March 10, 2008 10:07 AM  
Blogger André Gribble said...

Yet another great one.

March 10, 2008 10:41 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Thanks for visiting...

He/She definitely loves cheese.

Not one of my favorite pieces, but, the garden reminds me of what's to come...

You have created another great image...

March 10, 2008 10:59 AM  
Blogger Kstyles said...

Your illos are always really good. I love the hands.

March 10, 2008 11:34 AM  
Blogger Richard Cardona said...

I like this one too. Nice work as usual. But conceptually a little "expected?". I hope that I don't sound harsh. I don't mean to. I just love when you come at things from a "different" angle.

I like choose, and also think you might consider stitch3.jpg for the competition. I like the android stitching himself up! And think it's unique enough to catch a juror's eye. Having judged Addy awards in the past - that's my two cents... Good Luck!

March 10, 2008 1:10 PM  
Blogger Richard Cardona said...

Keep in mind, jurors will probably not even see the TItle of the pieces, unless they turn over the work to see that on the back. So I think you need to go with really strong images.

March 10, 2008 1:12 PM  
Blogger Shani Thomas said...

You do such good, quality work Scott it's hard to choose one over another. They are all equally well done. Whichever you choose, I wish you luck or as they say over here "Merde" (which means shit literally, but is good luck, go figure).

March 10, 2008 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Daily artwork gallery said...

Nice illustration of garden and work. I appreciated that you liked my winter garden! Thanks!
About the contest, I like choose and plain. They are both so complex, especially in the two meanings in plain.

March 10, 2008 2:56 PM  
Anonymous johanna said...

it's wonderful!

March 10, 2008 8:40 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

I really love this one Scott! I also love Blanket (i notice that is not on the list) but it seems like an important piece, soar, garden and choose. Great pieces and i wish you good luck in your submissions!

March 10, 2008 10:26 PM  
Blogger Kevin Levell said...

Nice composition, the execution is brilliant as always. I particularly like the clever way you've used your colour palette.

For me, I'd submit "choose", it sort of speaks for itself.

March 11, 2008 3:55 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

very cool piece, scott...always love your style. great work!

March 11, 2008 4:33 AM  
Blogger Emila Yusof said...

A great addition to your hand series! Love this!

March 11, 2008 4:56 AM  
Blogger buep said...

I also love this one. It's very expressive- I like the colors and textures, he contrast between the knife and the background... Excellent!

March 11, 2008 5:07 AM  
Blogger Issi said...

excellent :o)
Best Wishes,
Issi

March 11, 2008 8:18 AM  
Blogger rbaird said...

The is clever as always Scott!

March 11, 2008 8:48 AM  
Blogger Chickengirl said...

The muted colors of this piece is awesome...excellent hand as always!

As for the juried contest, I like "soar" alot. Great composition and also a great concept. Good luck with that!

March 11, 2008 11:09 AM  
Anonymous princesstomato said...

great, as usual scott. i think i like SOAR best. hard to choose, though. good luck!!!
teri

March 11, 2008 12:02 PM  
Blogger Tim Hunt said...

Another nice image Scott. Regarding your query, my favorite is "Choose". I like the way the forground and background really come together nicely. The text works really well visually as well as contributing to the subject.

March 11, 2008 1:45 PM  
Blogger rebecca woodward said...

You can only choose one? That's impossible...but, if you hold my hand :), I will choose "Soar" because it really speaks to me of the possibility to soar in my own personal way, by looking ahead.

I always check your art out on Illus. Friday and want to thank you for never letting me down. You're awesome!
rebecca ~ justgiddy
justgiddy.typepad.com

March 11, 2008 2:44 PM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

DO you take a picture of your hand, or just continue to hold it in that position? PS. I changed my flickr jump based on your suggestion :) You're right. Much better for SEO purposes. ha!!

March 11, 2008 5:14 PM  
Blogger Andrew Thornton said...

Another goodie! Keep up the nice work. I love how simple and yet powerful your pieces are. Nicely done as always.

March 11, 2008 8:03 PM  
Blogger Arrrteest said...

Hi Scott,
Thanks for you comment on my blog. It was quite a moment!

As far as choices for your illustrations, there are great choices, but one jumped out at me conceptually -- and that one was "Choose." It has a sort of Pandora feeling to it.

March 11, 2008 8:24 PM  
Blogger timafli said...

Cool hand, I like the composition and it is very closed to the topic.

March 11, 2008 11:12 PM  
Anonymous carla said...

Your illustrations with hands are always so mysterious (on the one hand) and universal (well... on the other hand). This one speaks to me... spring, planting, new beginnings. Lovely!

March 12, 2008 4:04 AM  
Blogger FRANK M HANSEN said...

Another nice Illo. I love how you capture the creases of the hand in every illo and really show the fullness of it using a very art style. Nicely done.

March 13, 2008 11:32 AM  
Blogger Xanthe said...

Terrific! I love the composition, and thanx for commenting on my blog :-)

March 13, 2008 3:06 PM  
Blogger Curious Art said...

Makes me itch to go kneel in the mud!

I'm partial to Soar among the pieces you mentioned-- it makes me think of the imagination as a means of escape-- but I agree with Richard that Stitch is a real eye-catcher.

March 13, 2008 3:08 PM  
Blogger nessadee said...

Another great piece! I'm always so impressed at your ability to take one subject to interpret so many different topics!

I'm partial to soar...it's very imaginative.

March 13, 2008 4:32 PM  
Blogger Valaine said...

Great illustration! Your work is superb :)

March 13, 2008 4:46 PM  
Blogger enigma said...

a sweet, simple but nice work!

March 13, 2008 5:06 PM  
Blogger lucrezia said...

Lovely work, as ever. In terms of the contest, I'd go for Soar, with Choose as a close second, although if asked to pick one from your recent stuff, I'd go for Blanket!

March 17, 2008 4:31 PM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Beautifully rendered, as always. This is one of my favorites. You really nailed this one.

March 19, 2008 8:09 AM  

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