Friday, January 27, 2006

Illustration Friday - Glamour

Illustration Friday - Glamour

A set of doodles done whilst under some sort of glamour...

The bit I enjoyed most was copying them, making a negative and shrinking to a third its original size to make the right hand tile on the middle row.

Update:

I was just posting a comment and noticed that the word verification - lrkea - was either an advert for Ikea or a clue that there were lurkers around. So I went to site meter:

lrkea

and found a few!

43 comments:

steve said...

Very creative ! I like the pixie in the upper right hand corner.
:-)

stevePoisonPencil

isay said...

very colorful! it has lifted my low spirits! i like them all. well done caroline.

Marie said...

Very funky!!!
I did your tag thingy btw...sorry it took so long.
ciao
Marie

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Funky and cool--I like it! Mary :-)

'Zann said...

I like your piece very much! Energy+.
'zann

Shano said...

Quite glamorous! Anything which such nice flow, energy and color is FABULOUS!

johnnynorms said...

Excellent! I presume the little squares get tinier and tinier into infinity?!

ps. Invitation to Camel Exchange in the post.

Teri C said...

I love the colors and design! Great job!

janey said...

Very neat - especially your magically interpretation of glamour.

ValGalArt said...

i love your brand of glamour! so unique!!!

Shane said...

Illustration Friday - Glamour - All I can say is I LOVE IT!

I can sense that you had a lot of fun doing this one.

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Glamorous doodles...original...any more Mr Pixy?

andrea said...

You are the bee's knees, Caroline. This is fantastically creative. It almost makes me want to be glamourous too!

The Unknown said...

I absolutely love this piece. Great stuff!
I think you are obsessed with the word verification.
love

Katili said...

Fine work. I can understand the fun you had copying and resizing. I like the image on the mid left tile, it seems the glamour has stayed in the turquoise after the star himself allready left the curtains.

Anonymous said...

WOW! You enjoyed this one - looks GREAT! The right hand tile on the middle row goes forever ... Forever Glamorous!!

Saul Iscariot said...

The thing about artists, and I'm reasonably sure that this is true of all of us, is that we only get jealous is when someone produces an image we would like to, but we can't do that style, yet you pull it off effortlessly. Great pics, you bugger.

Caroline said...

Steve - the "pixie" started out as a little girl playing with her mother's things but then moved on to the dressing up box

Isay - glad to have helped if only a little

Marie - thanks and thanks for doing the tag too - it wasn't long - you were busy!

taittems - thank you

'zann - ah, the energy is showing...

shano - thank you

johnnynorms - to infinity and beyond....

teri c - thank you!

janey - don't you feel all glamour is magic - it just doesn't always work!

valgalart - thank you

shane - fun yes - hard to shake off the glamour afterwards though...

lyn - Mr Pixy is everywhere!

andrea - hey I'm the bee's knees? That explains why I keep on taking macro photos of them... ;-)

unknown - thanks! And you'd be obsessed to if it kept on writing messages to you.

katili - thank you - the chap on middle left could indeed be the imprint of a star... I hadn't seen that and I like it!

anonymous - now I've seen this as a reflection on reflecting...

saul iscariot - thank you, I think ;-)

Caroline said...

And for those who are not convinced about Mr Pixy - I did post the comment that had the word verification lrkea but as you may notice it didn't appear here...

Paula said...

Very creative. Each tile is fine in itself, but they all work well together. Fine work.

Nan said...

Ahhhh...Mr. Pixy again.... I have no idea what Mr. Pixy may or may not be saying to me because, for the life of me, I can't remember to pay any attention to what those letters might spell. I'm too busy trying to figure out if it's a "g" or a "q", an elongated "j", or an "l". (Can't see the forest for the trees?)

Typical for me, I respond first to color. Love the color in this piece and how all the individual pics work together to make a cohesive whole. I think my favorite is the one with nine tiny pictures. Great work!

Wandering Coyote said...

I just love site meter. It makes me feel so powerful to know more about the lurkers than they suspect. Just wish more of them would come out from hiding.

Hey - I found you through my site meter, remember? You thought you could hide, eh...

carla said...

What a grogeous grouping of "doodles." I lovbe the colors and the sparkling colors around the figures. I see that you and I used the same definition of glamour... it certainly gives one more to work with:> These are beautiful, Caroline.

Living Part Deux said...

I love your art here. Very fanciful and the color is invigorating!

Thanks for visiting my blog. You showed up at just the right time and said just the right thing! Great synchronicity, eh?

kg said...

this looks like it was a lot of fun to create. my favorite is the design in the top right corner.

ps - i laugh every time you talk about word verification "words." mr pixy strikes again!

Alina Chau said...

this is an amazing piece of illo!! GREAT styles in each square!! Love it!

merlinprincesse said...

Many people from Sweden in your lurkers maybe... Love the illo!

Nan said...

Sooooo... what is a site meter and how can I get one? Or do I already have one? The wonders and mysteries of a computer and the Internet continue to confound me.

aynaku said...

this is glamour! colours and composition are so vibrant...

Toni said...

I've been loving your digital drawings Caroline.
My favorite square is the upper right corner. ;)
You are truly glamourous.

Caroline said...

Paula - thanks - I wasn't originally planning to do them together but I ended up with quite a few I liked so this was emerged next!

Nan - thank you - I think it is safest not to pay attention to Mr Pixy but he's caught my attention and its hard not to notice any more....

Wandering Coyote - I've been misled by site meter once - I thought my brother was definitely on given that there was someone with his internet provider looking at the posting I did about my father - but I was completely wrong! But then I probably shouldn't be surprised that someone in the area my brother lives in would be interested - its fairly close to where we grew up.

And yes I know but I had linked to you so I wasn't really hiding was I?

Carla - thanks - doodling is currently all the rage - drop by the Camel Exchange some time!

http://camelexchange.blogspot.com/

Rebekah - thank you! And I'm glad what I said was useful - I was worried it might sound too strong or something!

kg - yes it was fun and I'm sure Mr Pixy is glad that he creates amusement...

Alina - thank you.

merlinprincesse - are there lots from Sweden? You know I hadn't really looked... I wonder what Swedish for lurkers is...

Nan - site meter can be found at:

http://www.sitemeter.com/

Its easy enough to sign for it.

Aynaku - thank you!

Toni - ah you like Miss Pixy.... she may grant you a wish but she's more likely to steal your lipstick and dress-up!

Alexa Brett said...

-Very nice entry for Glamour- I love the colors and the diversity in the squares. I love the two bottom blue ones especially...but they are all great. Very cool!

Twisselman said...

Really nice.

zinkibaru said...

I love all of the individual doodles, but even more, I love how well they work as a whole.

Caroline said...

Thanks Alexa - I think I enjoyed being diverse as much as making each individual one! The middle of the bottom blue ones kept on trying to imprint itself on all the others - most odd bug in painter....

Twisselman - thanks

Zinkibaru - thank you - I had to chuck a few out to get the whole to work, your comment helps me feel better about that.

catnapping said...

the colours in this are great, but the line work is what grabbed my attention.

doodles, indeed!

Caroline said...

Catnapping - thanks - doodles indeed! Come over to camel exchange and play with some too!

http://camelexchange.blogspot.com/

Tony LaRocca said...

Beware the lurkers, especialy glammarous ones. Cool Warhol-ish pic!

TXArtcGal said...

VERY nice! I like the "sponged" look! COOL!

Caroline said...

Tony that could be a good bumper sticker.... and yes it is slightly Warhol-ish isn't it... I hadn't thought of it like that...

Txartcgal - thanks - I made a new painter brush to get the effect and was playing with it in all of these - well spotted.

Lily and Lucy White said...

Fantastic!

Jaimie said...

what a great idea for an illustration. it's so energetic and colorful. Really keeps the eyes moving

Caroline said...

Thanks Jamie - I think it is more energetic than I am today ;-)