Saturday, March 28, 2009

Illustration Friday: Poise


I don't think it shows too much, but I'm trying my hand at slightly different things... I wanted to try and paint faster and a bit more spontaneously than usual, so I drew this one directly on illustration board with acrylic, then did a bit of digital doodling. Usually I sketch and plan meticulously, and hardly do anything other than trim in Photoshop.I think I'll continue working on it, add more highlights on the face, and maybe redo the background to make the pattern stand out some more.

Anyway, I'm not sure if she's poised or just uncomfortable :)

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10 comments:

Xovika said...

The bird and it's eggs have beautiful vivid colors and they shine in their pale background! As you said ,it will be great, if you work a bit more on her face details.
waiting to see it soon!

Coreopsis said...

She looks a little alarmed somehow (those round round eyes), and like she doesn't dare move.

It's wonderful to experiment and try things you've not done before. I like the results.

panther oat said...

oh i like this. i can't wait to see it finished. xorp

Bella Sinclair said...

OOOh! I kinda like it the way it is! Very dreamy state. Lotsa tension, what with balancing those eggs up top and that serpent poised at her neck. This is really wonderful!

johanna said...

i like how soft and dreamy this is :-)

Indigene said...

Dreamy and lovely!

janie said...

beautifully whimsical, she's definitely poised at the edge of chaos:)

theartofpuro said...

Amazing piece,I agree with Bella there is alot of tension and at the dsame time something magical,love it

Artemis Wilde said...

Lovely so far. I love the dream-like quality of your work.

jasminduft said...

Lovely artwork! I love the colours and the theme.