Friday, May 05, 2006

Illustration Friday - Fat

Illustration Friday - Fat

Illustration Friday's theme today is fat and, as I'd already been inspired by Andrea to explore my inner pear, I went out and bought the fattest pear I could find. I had originally thought I'd do this in "real media" but digital got me and I drew it from scratch in Painter IX and then played with various colours and brushes for a while. Finally I used a canvas and lighting effect. At that point in the image I was working on a face seemed to appear so I stopped. Not sure if its so visible here...

36 comments:

(¯'·._.·[ (DÅNÏˣϯ|¯Ä) ]·._.·´¯) said...

wow! i love it! i wish i could do digital....but i am computer retarded...LOL...

Anyway, Lovely!

Danicalifornia

ValGalArt said...

Really Beautiful Caroline!!!! The colours are warm and inviting and the shape makes me want to take a bite! This is Phat!!!

Caroline said...

Danicalifornia - thanks - I've got a bit addicted to digital - its just so much easier to try something and then get rid of it if it was the wrong effect... but I do like using real paints too.

Valgalart - thank you - now that I've seen the unknown's version of your house eating those agents I'm a bit worried that you might somehow manage to do that!

Liz Jones said...

Yum!!!!!
Great pear!

susan said...

oh for the love of pears! they are the best... this is so pretty and warm. i too want to take a bite!

cream said...

Caro, you're getting to be a Painter master! Looks lovely!
I can see a pear of eyes!

LDahl said...

I always love your colors and attention to detail. Soft.... yum....pears:)
pretty pretty!

Caroline said...

Liz Jones and Susan - thank you! My poor pear is going to get very thin if everyone keeps on nibbling her ;-)

Cream - I am quite comfortable using Painter these days - but I'm having to push myself to experiment with new things in it - its now too easy to just use what I already know... I can see another face in a different place from the one I'd originally seen...

Ldahl - thank you - I don't think of myself as someone who pays attention to details but you are not the first to mention it so I'd better pay attention this time - thank you!

Modern Viking said...

I see Mickey Mouse... Evil Mickey Mouse...

Caroline said...

Viking - as I read that the lights flickered... how did you do that? ;-)

steve said...

MMM, a big, fat, juicy pear. haven't had one in some time. Nice work!

Alina Chau said...

Yummm ... a pretty fat pear! Fat pear is good for you!!

andrea said...

Lovely, juicy, fat pear. Loving all of your digital art by the way!
a.

Caroline said...

Steve - thanks - I hadn't either...

Alina - thank you - one of the few fat things that is!

Andrea - thanks to you too - I do like working digitally!

andrea said...

Your pear has a deity-like quality to it that causes it to rise above and beyond the realm of mere earth motherdom. I'm on my knees!

Caroline said...

Andrea - is it that aura that I gave it?
Or the dazzling light?

albina said...

You and Andrea are the pair of pears! If I had to say something about your pear in one word it would be – heavenly!

Toni said...

Caroline it is a fine pear. A fine pear indeed. there is definately an aura about it.
great colors and compliments

aynaku said...

this is a fine work, I like the pale colours and the brightness of the whole...i got a little lost in finding you on the newest IF page!

Caroline said...

Albina - heavenly pears? Wow and paired with Andrea - wower still!

Toni - Thank you. I was attempting to put in what I saw as well as a little Cezanne inspired blue...

Ayanaku - thanks - the new page wasn't up when I submitted so I didn't get to select my category or put up a thumbnail... I'll have to wait 'til next week for that particular joy!

gudbrandsdottir said...

Wow, you are really good at digital art! Great FAT pear!

aynaku said...

no pizza whatever will make me fat! (unfortunately) thanx for your comment...
:)

Caroline said...

Gudbrandsdottir - thank you - it was fun!

Aynaku - Sounds like you can have plenty of pizza in that case...

The Unknown said...

Mmmm... fruit. Looks yummy. Great illo.
love

carla said...

Lovely pear...the colors make me think of peach, actually...very delicate and very delicious. I do think I see the shadow of a face emerging...perhaps it's the pear god!

Caroline said...

Thanks unknown - maybe a little fruit would do you good, love.

Carla - yes I choose a peachy pear - its odd but I've seen several almost faces too... how many sides to the pear are there?

Tony LaRocca said...

I just love the phrase "explore my inner pear," implying there is also an outer one.

Caroline said...

Tony Larocca - there was but I ate it. ;-)

HARDWAX said...

Beautiful! succulent fat golden pear, life is good.

TXArtcGal said...

Mmmmm...looks tasty!! Fantastic job and take on fat!

merlinprincesse said...

Very nice pear. I did not see the face at first... :)

Caroline said...

Hardwax - thank you - fat pears rule!

Txartcgal - thank you - it was the way the day led me...

Merlinprincese - so you spotted one did you? Excellent.

zinkibaru said...

beautiful colours and it does look lovely and round and fat.

Caroline said...

Zinkibaru - thank you! I enjoyed capturing its shapliness.

Katili said...

It's beautiful, so delicate colouring and love the light effect. Such a juicy pear, want to eat!

Caroline said...

Thanks Katili - I hope you get many lovely pears to eat!