Sunday, January 03, 2010

Illustration Friday-Renewal

This is my entry for Illustration Friday's "Renewal" topic. Why a starfish? Actually is a "sea star". Sea stars renew themselves if they lose a leg, or are torn into pieces. They can regenerate. Fisherman used to hate sea stars and would tear them into two pieces to try and kill them...when really they were doubling the number of sea stars.

Have been doing IF topics for a while...and hope to get back into it.

Per my usual, I drew the lines and shapes in Freehand, painted a background and combined in Photoshop.

Love to hear your thoughts!


Blogger Simonette said...

Oh perfect subject! Great image!

January 03, 2010 6:06 PM  
Blogger Jack Foster said...

Nice work and interesting commentary. i never knew that! Thanks. Great composition and lines! Happy New year!

January 03, 2010 11:24 PM  
Blogger spindelmaker said...

What a great take on the theme! And your background is lovely! It seems I have to learn a bit about Freehand... if you can make such wonderful things as what you just did here. :-)

January 04, 2010 2:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like your texture on the sea star and as usual your hand is well drawn.
hope you have a great New Year. michael dailey

January 04, 2010 3:36 AM  
Blogger soulbrush said...

sooo nice to hear from you again, happy 2010 and here's to lotsa art. hugs from a freezing london.

January 04, 2010 11:21 AM  
Blogger thedoodlegirl said...

That is very interesting about sea stars. Great illustration!

January 05, 2010 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your illustration has wonderful texture for such a graphic design. Terrific!

January 05, 2010 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...

I love your comment about the sea star's renewal abilities as well as your wonderful illustration- I too like the combination of the loose painterly background with the strong graphic image. Thanks too for your comment on my submission- I'll make the image bigger on the blog.

January 05, 2010 10:49 AM  
Blogger donny* said...

excellent! glad to see another IF from you.

January 05, 2010 11:06 AM  
Blogger Susan Faye said...

Great interpretation of the theme!

January 05, 2010 11:22 AM  
Blogger mafaldanobre said...

Thank you for passing by, and for the comment!It was most apreciated (:

happy new year,
Mafalda Nobre

January 05, 2010 11:30 AM  
Blogger Dusik said...

oh, that was an interesting insight into the life of sea stars!
great idea!

very nice illustration too

January 05, 2010 11:58 AM  
Blogger Evelyn Howard said...

Hi Scott
A lovely drawing - love your lines.
Great info on sea star, thanks.

January 05, 2010 1:49 PM  
Blogger Art Fan Ako said...

Nice one!!!

January 05, 2010 6:08 PM  
Blogger sandybau said...

Nice work and adorable colors!
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

January 05, 2010 6:17 PM  
Anonymous Scott E Franson said...

The work looks great. I really like the mix of traditional and digital.

January 05, 2010 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

It's great to see you and your hands again. Beautiful and intriguing as always. The sea star story is awesome, and so indicative of human nature in general, isn't it? cheers -PG

January 06, 2010 5:49 PM  
Blogger Ellen Byrne said...

Ah! A terrific entry!

January 07, 2010 1:58 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love the colors, texture and delicate way the sea star is handled.

Happy, healthy and creative 2010 to ya!

January 07, 2010 10:13 AM  
Blogger dthaase said...

great take on the prompt - well illustrated

January 07, 2010 11:40 AM  
Blogger dintoons said...

ah, stars are always radiant and luminous! and the fact that this special kind can regrow and rejuvenate itself is a sign of hope and blessedness! thanks for the inspiration scott, and here's wishing you a fantastically creative new year 2010!! all the best and God bless you! and may all the divine "hands" that you draw bless and inspire others to be more creative in all that they do! thanks!! :)

January 10, 2010 5:35 AM  

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