Friday, September 29, 2006

Standing Stone



The challenge this week from Illustration Friday is 'Quiet'.

And here is an airbrush illo that I did long ago showing nature 'Quietly' going about its business. The aged look is always a classic. Enjoy.

:-)

35 Comments:

At 8:24 AM, Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Bathed in beauty. A wonderful illustration. Right now is the time that we see more of this type of nature exploding "quietly" all through the forest.

Nice one, Steve!

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger steve said...

I just luv the fall, Ginger. It's spooky and kooky and melancholy all in one. Great time to explore !
:-)

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Nice one Steve! have a good weekend!

 
At 6:56 PM, Blogger steve said...

Well howdy Joe ! You have a nice weekend too !
:-)

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

beautifully rendered Steve! I didn't know you airbrushed, very cool and this is quietly beautiful!

 
At 6:34 AM, Blogger michael dailey said...

has a nice quiet aged appearence to it nice work

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger Liz Jones said...

Good choice! I agree-- the mushrooms are one of my favorite things in the woods. So much color and pattern, rising from decay!
Nice choice!

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Wonderful, quietly observed detail.

 
At 12:44 AM, Blogger Jana Bouc said...

I got to your site from your post on Mishka's when you wrote about sculpting the drawing--and that it's in there and you just have to find it. It's weird that I just discovered that and wrote about it on my blog tonight and had never heard anyone talk about it before. Your stone drawing is very powerful and beautifully done. It reminds me of an ee cummings poem that has the words "silence of stone" in it.

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

If you get a chance, see the animation "Das Rad" (The Rocks) to see just how chatty nature can be... at it's own speed

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

I took some photos of similar subjects last spring. Quiet decay....nice choice of subject and well drawn.

 
At 1:44 AM, Anonymous Monica said...

Really, really lovely. It's so simple yet there's so much to look at.

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger steve said...

It's been quite a while since I've used an airbrush, ValGalArt, I think I still have the compressor and gun around here someplace. Probably in a drawer somewhere...
:-D

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thanx Michael Dailey !
:-)

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger steve said...

And the cycle goes on, LizJones. Gotta luv nature !
:-)

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thank you for the kind words, HeartFulBlogger !
:-)

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger steve said...

I'm very happy that my words and observations have touched someone, JanaBouc. I've always noticed that my approach to art has involved 'shaping' the vivid thought and kinda 'chipping' away the excess pencil lines as I work. I'm not a Xerox machine so the end result is never perfect (thank goodness) and is guaranteed to be an original effort.

But screwing up still stings...
:-D

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger steve said...

I'll have ta check that out, Tony. Thanx !
:-)

 
At 3:35 PM, Blogger steve said...

There are always treasures to be found in naure, Nancy. Glad you found some too !
=^_^=

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger steve said...

You're gonna make me blush, Monica...
:-D

 
At 4:13 AM, Blogger georg said...

An old stone can be beautiful too - nice done

 
At 7:38 AM, Blogger Poseidion said...

I like it. The aging effect is nice...

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I was just having a discussion last night with some friends about when does the touch of man become organic. This picture sums it up. Very nice!

 
At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, can I bring my stuff over to sand? This is a really powerful piece Steve!

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger steve said...

That's the truth, Georg !

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thank you, Poisidion !
:-)

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger steve said...

And the cycle goes on, PrincessPepperCloud !
=^_^=

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger steve said...

Oooo, sounds like you've got some runaway nature, Anonymous...
:-D

 
At 7:54 PM, Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

this is very cool. I didnt know you airbrushed either. very cool!

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

oh that quiet stone is both growing and deteriorating at the same time! wondeful concept!

 
At 1:52 AM, Blogger isay said...

i agree it is classic....

regards to you steve!

 
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