Saturday, December 17, 2005

Illustration Friday - Imagine

IF - Imagine

Imagine the power and mystery of creation.

Dedicated to Wild Mother Lightning whose baby is due any day now. With all the best wishes for a good birth!

The original was a huge file that I did not even attempt to upload. So here is a detail:

Detail

34 comments:

ValGalArt said...

caroline, gorgeous, rich colours and message. Love this!

Alina Chau said...

V imaginative illo!

isay said...

great interpretation! thnaks for sharing the detail-i like it so much!

Caroline said...

valgalart - thank you!

alina - thanks.

isay - thank you too!

kan said...

wonderful use of color, alway a favorite...your blog!

melba said...

I love the unicorns. I just bought a stuffed unicorn for my niece today that looks like the one on the right. So sweet!

Janey said...

Love the colors and the close up.
janey
http://janeysjourney.com

Wandering Coyote said...

Caro: that could totally be a tarot card!

Cecilia's Art said...

hi! thanks!, i tried to do that!
i love your colourful drawings!!!, they are so beautiful!, i love horses!and specially the imaginary ones!
mua!!!

kikazinha said...

Hi Caroline, I love the hue and the strange light.
And also the lines(I can see it in the detail)
I wish you Good luck with that problem with your house and your kitchen ;-)
Carla

andrea said...

This drawing is a smorgasbord for the imagination. Is it digital or ...? The colours are inspired.

Living Part Deux said...

I LOVE the power and the energy in this piece. It's really amazing.

zordis said...

Nice reflect and a wery powerful imagine. Like the little babyface inbetween the uncie anmials. So spiritual!

Caroline said...

joli noir perle - thank you, thank you!

melba - I decided I wanted some sort of heraldic beast and I got a bit carried away as I added both a horn and wings! Funny to think you bought one similar!

janey - thank you!

wandering coyote - now that's an idea! How would you interpret it?

cecilia'sart - thank you! Imaginary horses did seem to be called for here!

kikazinha - I'm glad you noticed - I created it all on white but then decided a different mood was needed - and of course then I had to change not just the background...

andrea - I drew the first beast with a black pen on white card. All the colour is digital.

rebekah - thank you - I was trying to get a good energy in!

zordis - thank you too. The baby face was the last detail I added.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Magical, beautiful, powerful. And a positive message too.

I wish Wild Mother a safe, good birth.

Caroline said...

GG - thanks. I'll pass your message along.

Toni said...

Just beautiful!
Colors are great. and in the close-up the background reminds me of paste paper technique!

The Tart said...

UNICORNS....I saw some of those last night! At least I think I did...Caro, we must haunt the same spots, tee hee.

Love all the vivid color. Makes me think of dancing under the colored lights in my flashing platform shoes.

Your blog is full of wonderful treasures for the eyes.

Smooch,
The Tart

Wandering Coyote said...

Caro: give me some time to think. I'll write a write-up like the ones in my Motherpeace deck!

The Crafty-Girl™ said...

you've definitely captured the mystical element here...love the winged horses and vibrant colors!

Wandering Coyote said...

Caro: OK. Here goes.

Upright: A baby girl is bouyed by the fires of imagination and creativity. Her imagination knows no bounds and she has not yet lost her childhood belief in unicorns and fairy tales. She exists in a beautiful world made up of her own creations. She is warmed and nourished by this.

Reversed: Her innocence is lost and she falls from her place of boundless enthusiasm. The world is a different place now and she doesn't know how to navigate within it. She grieves the loss and harbours resentment towards those who have helped shatter her world. She fervently wishes her unicorns would return, but knows deep down that they will not.

How's that??

carla said...

Caroline, this is mythical and magical! Those unicorn/pegasus creatures are so beautifully done, and I love the glowing babay face! It's beautiful:>

Caroline said...

toni kelly - I wonder what paste paper technique is - I'll have to look that one up! Thanks for the compliments.

jody - you are welcome to dance here in your flashing platforms anytime! Just take care with those unicorns...

the crafty-girl - thanks - glad I caught some of the spirit I was after.

wandering coyote - brilliant interpretation!

I hope she can re-discover the unicorns without having to believe!

carla - thank you - do you know if there are any stories where unicorns have wings? When researching we found that "ordinary" unicorns have goats feet and lion's tails.. but I wanted a horned pegasus so I made it more horsey.

steve said...

Luv the twin Ki-Rins flanking the baby. Their fiery breath of life will help strengthen the childs spirit and bring good fortune when needed most.

stevePoisonPencil
=^_^=

Caroline said...

Aha an id on what they are! Thanks Steve!

Anonymous said...

Apologies for being late ... was busy eating. Imagine the Ki-Rins are tasty also ... they have spectacular fire from their breasts and can image they are also fast at carrying messages so the baby is safe };-}

Caroline said...

Thanks for popping in for a quick snack anonymous.

Holly said...

Great piece. Well done.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Powerful, yet controlled, piece. Great job.

Caroline said...

Thanks holly and tony!

Aravis said...

This is so beautiful!

Caroline said...

Thank you aravis

Jaimie said...

lovely painting! fire breathing unicorns. what a great imagination came up with that. Are they breathing fire at a baby?

Caroline said...

Jamie - thanks! - they are breathing the fire of life that creates the baby!