Monday, April 27, 2009

Illustration Friday: "Theater"


This is actually several things - it's the result of the bird-like doodle I posted previously, and I had planned to fit it into last week's IF topic of "impossibility." However, it was an impossibility for me to finish it before the end of the week. But, when I saw the theme for this week, I thought it would fit well enough.


I actually struggled a lot with the values in this as I did it. I'm still not sure I'm happy with it - I wonder what it would be like to switch and make the darker flowers light, and the lighter flowers in the foreground darker. But, that will never happen - I was lucky to find the time to do this as it is. It's also not the best quality photograph. One of these days I'll have to hook up the scanner again and see if it still works.

6 comments:

Jack Foster said...

Nice work Diane! Love the lines and your artwork is fabulous!

Valerie Lorimer said...

I think this is really wonderful - so whimsical and beautiful detail. REally nice job!

thedoodlegirl said...

Oooh, I really love it! Super cool hat!

Coreopsis said...

Well...I like this a LOT. The values seem good to me. It's really fun to look at with all the detail and different things going on in the picture.

jean benabou said...

Very nice! it will be great to see these as a scan so all the details show clearly!

Tom Barrett said...

Neat to see how this has evolved. I don't think the value of the flowers matters too much. My eye was immediately drawn to the character on the high wire.