Saturday, May 23, 2009

Illustration Friday-Cracked


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This is my entry for Illustration Friday's "cracked" topic. Perhaps a little dark, but it ain't all sunshine, flowers and butterflys all the time now is it?

What do you do when your hopes and dreams don't seem to have worked out?

Per my usual M.O. created the lines in Freehand, painted a real background with paint and paper, and brought them together in Photoshop!

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31 Comments:

Blogger Diana Evans said...

Hi Scott!!!

It's been ages since I saw a new post here....so glad to see you posting again!!!

I love it...but I always think that anything is possible and dreams always come true in my worlds...even though they are made up!!!

Cheers,
Diana

May 23, 2009 6:21 PM  
Blogger Ginger*:) said...

those awesome hands again...

dreams can come true, just as wishes can, we just need to know how to make it happen and make it work

May 23, 2009 7:17 PM  
Blogger Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Wow this is so very powerful and beautiful. I adore the color and it really speaks to me as an artist! Great work.

May 24, 2009 4:40 AM  
Blogger orangefrute88 said...

this is beautiful. i'm always inspired when i see your work.

May 24, 2009 8:34 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Its like the song Dreams don't always come true. Great illo. Thanks for the comment on mine.

May 24, 2009 8:59 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

hey scott..long time no see!!! how you've been? great post as usual! take care.

May 24, 2009 12:04 PM  
Blogger Karly West said...

I'm loving the orange! Very nice!

May 24, 2009 12:12 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Hi Scotty! Your image is awesome and incredible colours and a meaningful message! Sometimes dreams are dashed, it hurts real bad and we move forward although we want to lay down and put the covers over our heads... but maybe the dream will live on and manifest itself in a new and wonderful way :)

May 24, 2009 1:03 PM  
Blogger soulbrush said...

yes i am so thrilled to see you back with us on IF, welcome friend, how are the whales?

May 24, 2009 1:29 PM  
Blogger juanpablito said...

thank you for the comment on my piece. Love the use of hands on your pieces. Very clever and such an interesting theme!

Keep your hands creating more hands,lol they're quite amazing.!

May 24, 2009 1:52 PM  
Blogger Miriam said...

Great work, amazing hands. Your site is wonderful!

May 24, 2009 2:19 PM  
Blogger Momo said...

Powerful work. A seemingly darker take yet with nice hopeful colours. I like your mix of media.

May 24, 2009 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Christy Croll said...

I too am always inspired by your work. :) I don't know how we move on after broken dreams...slowly and painfully sometimes. Just seems that one day you wake up and you don't think about it as often and it fades. I know it takes years however for some people or circumstances.

I hope this isn't a real life play out on paper. :) If so, keep on trucking...it will get better.
As always, I love your hands and thanks for your comment on my IF. Somethings just aren't right, you know? LOL

May 24, 2009 4:27 PM  
Blogger blonderland said...

beautifully done!

May 24, 2009 4:56 PM  
Blogger the enigma said...

nice concept scott, yea sometimes we feel like that when upset...but life's usually getting better. :)

May 24, 2009 5:23 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Thanks for passing by my blog - glad to meet you! Great illustration - I like your style very much. Never give up on dreams!!

May 24, 2009 6:41 PM  
Blogger John said...

wow with this many comments will you ever read mine hahahah great illu

May 24, 2009 9:30 PM  
Blogger Tom├ís Serrano said...

Great concepts, always with the power of the hands images. Awesome!

May 25, 2009 1:20 AM  
Blogger Eric Barclay said...

Really nice concept and illustration-- love the color palette.

May 25, 2009 6:02 AM  
Blogger donny* said...

great use of type, texture and color. excellent work! also, thanks for the comment.

May 25, 2009 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Answering to your question and looking at your drawing...I would focus on the uncracked dreams and hopes and handwrite a few more. Good concept!

Joana from ink12

May 25, 2009 12:08 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Parsons said...

great illustration. I am not sure we can get through life with out a few broken dreams...but it is hard...
eBeth

May 25, 2009 10:04 PM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

Your descriptor was pretty good...but you left off fuzzy kitties which is a complaint I have seen leveled against IFers for several years now...Great color pop on this one and glad to see you back...

May 26, 2009 6:21 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

Been ages since I've been here, thought I'd just have a random look. Glad I did, goodness I just want to rub those hands all over me. Wait, no I don't, that'd just be weird.

Anyhoo, impressive illustration yet again!

May 26, 2009 1:02 PM  
Blogger Denise Gallagher said...

I always love stopping by your blog.
Great work, as usual!

May 28, 2009 6:29 AM  
Blogger Shani said...

Oh, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT Scott!!! Haven't seen you in the longest, good to see you back!

May 28, 2009 7:36 AM  
Blogger vaggelis said...

great illustration! it's been a while since your last post...

May 28, 2009 12:38 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Very nice..

May 30, 2009 9:27 PM  
Blogger get zapped said...

Fantastic! I like the message, it's a good reminder when we've trailed away from our dreams. Yet, you make it with bright colors, to bring us back.... thanks!

June 04, 2009 2:26 PM  
Blogger Gregor said...

Really quite cool.

I really like the font that you've used for the lettering.

June 09, 2009 2:24 PM  
Blogger Abz said...

real neat! crack!

June 23, 2009 3:54 AM  

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