Friday, January 30, 2009

Illustration Friday-Flawed


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This is my entry for IF's "flawed" topic. Created today. Took two images of an artichoke, printed on vellum, painted the front and back of vellum, layering paint. Then tore one into vertical strips and one into horizontal strips and wove them together, for a very imperfect, flawed result, which I like. This is about 9 x 12 inches.

What do you think?

Scott

40 Comments:

Blogger ElizT said...

Very pleasing.

January 30, 2009 2:10 PM  
Blogger Graham McArthur said...

Nice one.

January 30, 2009 2:13 PM  
Blogger murphy girl said...

gorgeous! love the texture!

January 30, 2009 2:20 PM  
Blogger Joan M. Mas said...

Interesting technique! The final image is very nice. Sometimes going for imperfection and disruption is the way to go.

January 30, 2009 2:27 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Yes, I usually like to control things as much as possible, so I went with method that would force me to lose total control. Good practice!

January 30, 2009 2:29 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Wow! Awesome! Love your take on the theme.

January 30, 2009 2:49 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

I think its wonderfully creative!!

January 30, 2009 5:10 PM  
Blogger kate said...

i really like it. great idea. but i do think artichokes in general are kind of perfect. :)

January 30, 2009 5:13 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Another fantastic piece. You continue to produce great work...Thanks for sharing!

January 30, 2009 5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice pic and concept: michael dailey

January 30, 2009 6:57 PM  
Blogger Senta said...

Very beautiful, and what a fun technique!

January 30, 2009 8:26 PM  
Blogger Gillian said...

Very cool. The colors and the texture are lovely. It reminds me of a pieced quilt square using watercolored fabric.

January 30, 2009 8:55 PM  
Anonymous linda sarah goldman said...

I really like this - beautiful work!

January 31, 2009 1:03 AM  
Blogger flower girl said...

Nice work

January 31, 2009 1:32 AM  
Blogger Gas said...

I'd buy an entire book made like this!!!

January 31, 2009 3:03 AM  
Blogger tsu-mina said...

What a work! and great illustration! I like it.

January 31, 2009 3:43 AM  
Blogger soulbrush said...

i think it is brilliant. hugs.

January 31, 2009 5:06 AM  
Blogger Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I think it's wonderfully clever! Great illustration collage. Fantastic I say.

January 31, 2009 5:22 AM  
Blogger steve said...

Scott, excellent approach man. I like how you tried something different here - it works quite well.

January 31, 2009 5:50 AM  
Blogger Suana said...

Very interesting technique and beautiful effect!

January 31, 2009 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Indigene said...

Original, different from your usual! I like it!

January 31, 2009 1:48 PM  
Blogger Peter Breese said...

Wonderful fun Scott, very nice.

January 31, 2009 1:52 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i'm loving it! it actually looks like a very cool print :)

January 31, 2009 2:12 PM  
Blogger isay said...

i like it! the colors' really great, and so cool idea!

January 31, 2009 2:58 PM  
Blogger caitlin said...

That's such a creative idea! I'm sort of scowling at the computer screen going, "I wish I thought of that!" It came out really great.

February 01, 2009 1:52 AM  
Blogger Roberta said...

Check that out.... that is awesome Scott. What a clever idea!

February 01, 2009 6:04 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

whoa!! Definately one of my favorites!! Awesome work Scott :)

February 01, 2009 7:55 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Yes I like it to, and I admire [and envy a wee bit] your inventiveness.

February 01, 2009 9:40 AM  
Blogger joseph's art and stuff said...

Wow, excellent result from a cool process!

February 01, 2009 3:08 PM  
Blogger lil kim said...

great technique! it looks fabulous.

February 01, 2009 9:30 PM  
Blogger shaky mouse said...

fantastic work.. the textures are great..

February 01, 2009 11:05 PM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

That is pretty cool...great effect and great idea! That would be a great technique to use for a mag or book cover image...

February 02, 2009 9:49 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

I think it's beautiful. And what a clever approach to media. I like Brine's suggestion.

February 02, 2009 10:22 AM  
Blogger Josh (musarter) said...

This turned out very nice. What a cool and creative new approach. It has a great rich texture.

February 02, 2009 7:09 PM  
Blogger Gai said...

I have to hand it to you Scott this is imaginative, orginal, and expressive and all hands free.. wow!! tee hee. seriously - great work. but I was looking for the hands

February 02, 2009 10:06 PM  
Blogger Shani said...

What do I think? I think I really, really like it! Not that I don't like your "handy" work mind you, I do, but it's nice to see your talent in other directions too! So well done, bravo!

February 04, 2009 9:33 AM  
Blogger Dot said...

love this! what a fabulous idea... and a great effect.

February 05, 2009 11:00 AM  
Blogger Cathy from Wire and Wool said...

For some reason, I want to radishes? Can that fit in somewhere?

Really AWESOME concept Scott! I can see that done with so many other images...perhaps a whale?

Good Luck!!
•Cathy

February 10, 2009 9:28 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

What a clever idea, you keep coming up with em!! Amazing.

April 10, 2009 1:53 PM  
Blogger dintoons said...

how could this be "flawed"?? it's perfect! lovely rendering of the texture :)

May 09, 2009 11:00 AM  

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