Friday, October 28, 2005

Illustration Friday - Broken

broken

20 comments:

Joe said...

Wow It's broken and mesed up! Good Ill.

Carolyn said...

This is really cool... love the colors, the splattered effect, the lines. Well done!

Mick said...

I like all of the 8 drawings on flickr. Your work is very interesting, almost tribal/aboriginal yet contemporary/modern at the same time.

Paula said...

Quite effective. The broken mask that reveals the self behind.

http://paulagrenside.typepad.com/illustrations/

Alina Chau said...

Love the free and abstract style!! Unique used of color too!! Nice work!

Anonymous said...

I like this a lot! It appears the mask has been broken leaving the threads of what is behind it! Excellent!

steve said...

Even the mask's eye color is different! Kewl !
:-)

Ellen said...

Very well crafted! I really enjoy the lines and colours! Great job!

The Unknown said...

Really great illustration. I love it.
love

R.Soler said...

Me recuerda a mi epoca de restauradorea de pintura cuando te encontrabas un lienzo con dos pinturas superpuestas, este dibujo tuyo ademas dá miedo!!!

cream said...

"Le Fantôme de l'Opéra" that's what it reminds me of, Caro!
By God, your rest has done you a lot of good and the inspiration is flying!

Guyana-Gyal said...

She reminds me of the character in my manuscript, my first manuscript.

This can ohhh so be the character in my book which is based in the savannahs, a great green and brown land in the interior of Guyana.

ShaManiak said...

Your art makes me feel the hierarchy of life. the tolarance between the colors... So wonderful. :)

Caroline said...

Thank you all for visiting and your comments.

Joe - I'm wondering if she as messed up as I'd thought, maybe she needed the mask to be peeled off, then she can start to sort out all those loose threads? But what you say is how I felt about it at first too.

Carolyn - thanks for the appreciation. I like splatter!

Mick - my influences are obviously showing through - glad you like it!

Paula - you are right the self behind does seem to be revealing itself...

Alina - I hope Minty appreciates the colours!!!

Anonymous - I'll see if I can sort out the threads without getting too tangled or embroidering too much

Steve - you are right she isn't just looking different but with different eyes...

Ellen - thanks for the praise - the crafting happened rather by accident but I'll take the credit!

the unknown - glad you like it, love

rsc - what can I say?

cream - time out for me is vital - I just don't always remember... inspiration flying sounds like an interesting theme...

GG - glad I provided an illustration for one your old characters - I like the idea of the land being Guyana!

Shamaniak - you see deeply thank you.

andrea said...

This is deliciously creepy -- and broken! I love the acid colours and the distorted face. Very cool.

Holly said...

I really love the surreal quality to this. It almost has mask look to the face. Really cool effect.

Toni said...

Yes love how the mask is breaking away to reveal the face.
Interesting colors and texture.

kg said...

really want to know what's hiding behind that smile. love this illo!

JacqueLynn said...

The pitted texture workes so well, to give an unsettling feeling, as does the greens. An illo that really brings me into the picture, I just keep moving my eyes around it. Very very cool.

Caroline said...

Andrea - glad it gives you the creeps - peeling off a face must feel creepy mustn't it?

Holly - oh oh you mean there are more masks to go?

Toni Kelly - thanks! I wonder how painful it is to break off one's public mask like this.

kg - its true that part doesn't show does it - I wonder if there is a smile behind it...

jacquelynn - thank you! Unsettled sums it up!