Saturday, January 14, 2006

Illustration Friday - E is for...

Illustratation Friday
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I went through my magazines looking for things that began with an E. From these I made a paper collage which I scanned in and then played with in Painter IX.

Detail:
detail

Thank you to everyone who gave me so much insight into the picture I put up last week - I am very grateful and feel that even if no single answer has emerged for me something has shifted through the whole process.

40 comments:

The Unknown said...

Wow! This is really cool! I love it! You must get better magazines than me.
love

cosmos said...

I like this

andrea said...

Every collage you do is more Enigmatic and Exciting than the last. Excellent Entertainment. (But I don't want to Elevate your Ego any more, Ergo it's time to Exit.)

p.s. I really do love the subtle use of colour and texture in this one. So much to see!

Wandering Coyote said...

Now this is one amazing collage. Yeah, you must get really cool magazines!

melba said...

I really enjoyed this collage. I especially like the color tones of blue and brown and the grainy feeling it has. Your work is very mature and thought provoking.

Kim Carney said...

excellently done

Caroline said...

Dear unknown you obviously need a subscription to New Scientist (the Egyptian images - it was an article about how about the ancient Egyptian's teeth were!) and the Guardian Saturday colour magazine... love

Cosmos - thank you

Andrea - Evidently you are Escaping from Endlessly Expressing your Emergent Exhibits... - and thanks - I thought it would be a quick collage but I got drawn into it for hours!

Wandering Coyote - you can have the magazine's after The Unknown (he does Bad Art not collage) - and thank yoU!

Melba - thank you - I was working with Eggshell blue and Ecru as part of the E theme!

Kim Carney - thanks!

Anonymous said...

E Evidently Erupted in an Enervated Elephantine Envisioning as an Exciting Exquisite Execution!
Ebullient Eating!

Anonymous said...

Eggs and Egyptian Evocative!

Nan said...

Excellent! I'm especially ecstatic at your exciting, eclectic exhibit!

Toni said...

Carolyn, love how the collage came out. I especially love the colors you used. Great design and texture also.

Catnapping said...

Her ear is even in the shape of an E.

cool

Anonymous said...

Excellent work Caroline. So rich in gorgeous textures.

Detlef
http://www.detlefjumpertz.com

cream said...

Caro, you are hitting new heights, mate!
This is grrreattt!

kat said...

gorgeous collage caroline, i love it!

andrea said...

Had to take another look. You should have a giclee made from your digital image and sell me one!

andrea said...

I just had a great idea: you should make a whole alphabet. What a fantastic series it would be!!! Then you could publish a book and take on the world...

Caroline said...

Anonymous - I hope you Enjoyed that.

Nan - exuberantly expressed!

Toni - Thanks - I felt it need the colours and texture to pull it together.

catnapping - so it is!

Detlef - thank you

Cream - that always worries me - the higher one stands the harder one falls - guess I'd better put on a jet pack!

Kat - thank you - I've been inspired in the past by yours!

Andrea - I might have a go at printing it out myself and you can have a copy if it works! And a whole alphabet would be an interesting project - but would I manage 25 more? Maybe...

zordis said...

So ancient and unique in its way. Like the solid colours and the way you have chosen your E´s ...

Nice illo!

rose said...

This is extremely excellent!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed with Great Effort 'Eaten' - unlike your 'Es'.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Very cool. Great job.

aynaku said...

lovely illo...truly Exotic!
:)

Caroline said...

Thanks Zordis and Rose

Anonymous - you must be Engorged and Enormous by now you've Eaten so many Es

Thanks Tony and Aynaku!

Wilnara said...

Excellent it's as if the Egyptian head is stone like in the texture. Beautiful composition!

bee'nme said...

Great approach for the topic...I like the color palette and textures. Nicely done!

Caroline said...

thanks Wilnara and bee'nme!

carla said...

You have really captured the eternal and enigmatic essence of enduring Egypt...sorry, I just got going and couldn't stop. This is way cool! I love the colors and the stonelike, sandy textures you achieved here. The composition is also excellent. Good work, Caroline:>

gudbrandsdottir said...

This is just great! I think its perfect how you have mixed your illo, I especially like the eagle in the egg, very nice!

Caroline said...

Thanks Carla - I thought of you when I found the Egyptian pictures! Thanks.

Gudbrandsdottir - well-spotted - I wondered if anyone would notice that! Thank you.

Holly said...

Oooh-love the detail of the eye. Great idea!

Caroline said...

Thanks Holly

Anonymous said...

EEEEEk “Engorged and Enormous by now you've Eaten so many Es”??? ERROR … Eternally Elfin and Embraceable!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Truly, truly amazing. Your work gets my mind ticking, Caro. Everytime.

Jaimie said...

This is beautiful and complex with lots to look at. I really admire artists who can effectively work with a few colors. I haven't mastered that yet as I tend to go nuts and overboard with my color palette.
great job!

Caroline said...

Anonymous... you are what you Eat!

GG - Thanks!

Jamie - I love your colours too but sometimes I like to restrict mine. Other times I play with the whole rainbow.

Anonymous said...

I’m an exception – Earnestly Exoskeletal!

Anonymous said...

NO ... I'M an exception – Earnestly Exoskeletal!

Caroline said...

I'm seeing double here so you must have got quite a lot bigger...

Anonymous said...

Elegant and elflike!
There ARE two of me .... at least ...