Friday, October 05, 2007

Illustration Friday: Open -

"An Open Door to Temptation"
$50 Unframed - LUCAS GALLERY

digital drawing by Mick Mather
As I continue to play with my drawing program and filters that I seldom use in my usual work, out pops this one for the weekly theme of open at Illustration Friday. As a conceptual piece this works fine for me right now. It also addresses that other sticky issue of being seduced by what at first appears to be the low hanging fruit sometimes known as instant success. I've been working long and hard at these pieces that are wholly in a new and different direction. I know the new style is jarring and not so popular with a few of you ... please bear with me. :)

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Blogger Janice said...

this is actually very musical in its repeated patterns and rhythms...

2:50 PM  
Blogger Cathie said...

i like the color mix/line arrangement and the idea of fruit and instant success that goes along with it.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I see what you mean even though that wasn't in mind as I worked on this piece. As I've said a few times before, it's always a thrill when others bring something to an image that I don't see.

Many thanks for this thoughtful comment. These days, it's a myth that digital artists merely push buttons while filters and generators do all of the work. Unfortunately, that idea has somehow become firm in the thinking of many purists. It's a challenge and a lot of hard work to take such imagery further along and get it to go where I want it to instead of where it ends up.

6:07 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

Musical is the word I was thinking about too.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Elegia said...

The colour scene is amazing and the geometrical too! This pic is really music in my ears.

3:28 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

The more I think about this being a musical piece, the more I see that it is! :)

All I can say is thanks with my usual blush. These digital drawings are a lot of fun to accomplish - even more fun to hear what you think about them. :)

4:56 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

I actually see a guy going towards a woman. I like works!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

studio lolo:
Thank you, Laurel, that's exactly what it is. Including a most fabulous and delicious ballroom gown on our temptress! :D

11:02 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is super, Mick. Good luck. I love the colors and lines! Nice balance.

I was thinking of entering my rose, but I'm trying to do it over bog.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks for the luck, I might need it! :D

2:08 PM  
Blogger griesmail said...

very exciting!

2:35 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I especially appreciate this positive comment from you, Trijnie. Thanks! :)

2:58 PM  
Blogger Robert D'Agostino said...

Feels like music

11:01 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Do I hear someone humming outside the window? :D

4:48 AM  

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