Thursday, September 08, 2005

Illustration Friday: Roots


So, I was thinking I wasn't going to do a IF this week. Too busy, didn't want to think of an idea.. blah blah blah. Then this morning I thought it would be funny to do a girl with dark roots in her hair. It evolved in to this. Enjoy.

26 comments:

Drazen said...

Hey hey hey! this came out wonderful.I like that its pretty
and a little disorientating

-d

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Very nice.

Kactiguy said...

Thanks Drazen. Turn your monitor upside down. Might help. By the way, your IF piece is amazing.

carla said...

Oh my! Well, whatever's happening, she looks happy! The roots are suitable gnarled and she's suitable modest, and the best part is that she manages to maintain eye contact. It's great!

Dennis West said...

Excellent Work! And it's great that you are able to do this for a living. Myself, I work as a Graphic/Web Designer, but my real love is illustration. You are one lucky guy -- I know it takes a lot of work and luck has very little to do with it.

I'm looking forward to seeing more.

Dennis

Leezy said...

Love it! Thank you for sharing.
:)

Seth Russell said...

I love this. Great idea to combine 2 kinds of roots. I really enjoy your work.

Wignke said...

I love how a simple idea turned into this groovy piece. Nicely Done!

Stef said...

very nice! very clever!

Uloo said...

Gee, she sure looks happy to be in such a precarious position! I'll have you know, Guy, that your charming illo just switched on a big lightbulb in my head. Thanks for the continuing inspiration.

bee'nme said...

Great organic piece with yummy rich colors!

Wailin' Rob Jones said...

full of whimsy and fun...great illustration, wonderful viewpoint

Lorien said...

Alright, who is she and what is she doing in my tree?

-Your Wife

Rachelle said...

Whoa, this one caught me off gaurd. lol I love it though! The layout, colors and textures are perfect. Interesting to see how your idea evolved.

paula said...

Goodness! I never would have thought to turn the figure (and roots) upside down. It would be highly interesting to see how you got from your initial 'girl with dark roots in her hair' to this! It looks like once you clicked into the idea it flowed. Great piece, Guy!

Alina Chau said...

very creative idea!! real cool drawing

Anonymous said...

This looks beautiful. I really like the colors - the dark brown against the blue, and her red cheeks. Great.
wynlen

Mercedes said...

hey, I really like this picture!! You used two meanings of the word, nice job!

Smook said...

Interesting take on the theme! Very lovely illustration, Guy!

Kactiguy said...

Carla- eye contact is the most important thing to remember when you find yourself in this position. That and modesty. Thanks

Uloo- I'm glad I could help with the lightbulb. Sometimes I wonder what wattage mine is. Or if it is like those refrigerator lights that goes off when the door is closed...or does it?

Lorien- She just dropped by, what was I supposed to do?

Paula- I drew the face and hair upside down because I thought it would show her hair roots better. My initial thought was to put her in a turtleneck sweater with some sort of rappelling harness-- a Mission Impossible thing, but the topic got me thinking in a different direction. I thought the extra roots just strengthend the idea. Maybe this is how wood elves are made? You're right though, as soon as the idea clicked, it flowed. It's fun when that happens.

Everybody else- Thanks so much. I really appreciate the comments.

paige said...

I;m thrilled the fridge lightbulb was on long enough for you to capture this delightful idea. Of course, the execution is splendid too! Right on, Guy!

Michelle said...

I like it, very cute.

Xx_Frankie G. : )_xX said...

watdahell?!? ♫i'm going crazeeee♫

I SHOULD be Boss of the World said...

Just looking at your illo makes the blood run to my head!

Daniel said...

Great work. I really like your style, and also looking at your illos.

Kat said...

Hi, I like her expression and the white hair is hot ! The watercolor is lovely.