24 May 2012

Illustration Friday - sight




I had in mind a line from The Famished Road by Ben Okri, which has lived in my notebook for years. In this image, the line has a completely new context.
Constellations were visible in the sky, each star a different colour, luminous and pulsing.
The waves are inspired by an illustration by Dorry Spikes, one of my favourite illustrators.

 

28 comments:

  1. I really like this. I love the contrast of the lines in the water versus the flowy look of the sky and how it fades to light near the water. Also the patchwork sail. Very, very nice!

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  2. very special! I think it is the contrasting style between the sky and the waves that appeals to me most.

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  3. thanks for your thoughtful commetns, PiaD and Rita.

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  4. congratulations! nice atmosphere, beautiful waves and great link :-)

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  5. This has so much texture and movement. Good job!

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  6. This is really beautiful. I love it.

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  7. Really beautiful work. Nicely done!

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  8. Congratulations, this is a wonderful piece. I can see why Dorry Spikes is one of your favorites! Thanks for posting her link! Great job!

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  9. Congratulations! It's a magical image.

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  10. This is absolutely gorgeous and charming. I'm going to have to look at more of your work now.

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  11. Very pulsing those stars! Like Dorry Spikes's work too.

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  12. Congratulations, this is a beautiful image, filled me with wonder.

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  13. Thanks everyone, this is a real thrill. I'm honoured and delighted!

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  14. Quite lovely-- congratulations!

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  15. Congratulations I saw you featured on Illustration Friday!!! Wonderful image!

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  16. It appeals to all my senses... and is apt for where I am at present - much time walking by the sea, stargazing and patching blankets for the winter... just lovely.

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  17. Wow!! magical....wonderful! Congrats on pick of the week :)

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  18. this is so beautiful! <3 it's like a storybook illustration :)

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  19. A lovely illustration, full of liveliness and movement! Lovely colours too. :)
    Jess xx

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  20. This is delightful, and charming! What a wonderful illustration. I'd like to see where he's going and what he encounters.

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  21. It is special - really romantic, soft and exotic.

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  22. Whoa! This is beautiful! I love the waves and the stars, and the patchwork of the sail... congrats on being pick of the week on Illustration Friday!

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