Friday, March 18, 2005

IllustrationFriday "Bloom"



I decided to do some heavy ink work for this entry in Illustraton Friday. It took some time but it was worth it. A lil' scary, a lil' lovely. Makes me think of halloween and spring all at once ! Nuff said.

28 Comments:

At 4:51 PM, Blogger AnnaCas said...

really loved ur illustration!!! congratulations.
AnnaCas -annacas.com-

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thanks AnnaCas ! I'm glad you liked it !

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger Ms Elle said...

Love the curves!

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger Lori-Lyn said...

I agree, the curves are great. Very nice!

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thanx Ms Elle and Lori-Lyn ! I wanted to avoid sharp edges with this illustration.

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Rebeccashane said...

like the penwork.. reminds me of Hexxus from Ferngully (animated movie)..sorry Im a cartoon nut. - so just imagine that tree had the voice of Tim Curry!!!lol

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger steve said...

Rebecca, I also luv Ferngully ( red light ! green light !) And Tim Curry is a god ! He played Darkness in the movie Legend. ( Yes, that was him under all that latex and makeup ! ) Fun stuff !

 
At 12:37 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

Thanks! Love your style and blooming tree!

 
At 4:38 AM, Blogger Janey said...

ooh, I like. Any not only can your draw, but your psychic - I started carving a stamp last night. And your bloom would make a great stamp.

 
At 5:41 AM, Blogger AGK said...

It's a little WOW to me. A lot WOW. This are the kind of art I see in my head. Now to just translate them to paper. Awesome work!

 
At 6:50 AM, Blogger meg said...

Great curves and inking. Especially love that you showed the roots of the tree. Nice work.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Shano said...

So intricate! Love the flow of the piece. Well done!

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Janey said...

Hey, mine's posted.

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger Karen Winters said...

I really like the organic fluid quality to this.
Karen

Karen's Blog

 
At 6:57 AM, Blogger Anonymous said...

Your bloom image has a lot of life!

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger steve said...

Aaak ! Wait, let me catch up ! Thank you Shano, Anonymous, Janey, Karen, Meg, AGK, and Jenny ! Oh, and Janey...I'll be right there ! :-)

 
At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I love the contrast of this piece! Reminds me of things like "The nightmare before Christmas". Fabulous!~www.rozzieland.blogs.com

 
At 4:41 PM, Anonymous *jenny said...

I love it! Very Charles Adams/Edward Gorey-esque!

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thanks Roz, Thanks Jenny ! I do like Tim Burtons work as well as the Addams family vibe. :-)

 
At 5:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful! It almost reminds me of Tolkien artwork! I love it!

~Bertha
http://www.livejournal.com/users/bertha79/

 
At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Jenny M said...

Ooh, that is so beautiful. It looks so full of life, just like spring. :) Awsome.

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thank you Bertha and Jenny M ! A few influences for me over the years were Rankin/Bass's Tolkien animated movies and Charles Vess. There have been many more but I don't have room and I doubt you have the time. See ya next Illustration Friday !

 
At 7:14 PM, Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

It looks like the tree is dancing in some groovie 60's/70's cartoon. Cheers.

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger steve said...

I'll bust out some Beetles LP's and we can all boogie wit' tha tree ! Thanks Tony !

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger industrialstrengthhairdryer said...

ahh steve my friend... this immediately made me think of jasmine! luv luv luv it!!

 
At 9:30 PM, Blogger steve said...

Breathe it in sweetie ! Thanks ISHD !

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger Kelly said...

I like this, a lot! It would be awesome with color!

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger steve said...

Thanks Kelly ! Maybe someday I'll re-open it in photoshop and add some magic. :-)

 

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