Friday, September 19, 2008

Illustration Friday: Clique -

manipulated digital drawing by Mick Mather
The weekly theme at Illustration Friday is clique. As I was considering my options this digital drawing came to mind. I started it months ago and left it quite unfinished, until today when it all started to make perfect sense. I should say that, at first, I was going to offer up a black square. In the end, aside from being a difficult point to make, that would have been too minimal to suit even me - besides the fact that the white squares and black squares thing has been done before, I find the idea of ROY G BIV to be much more colorful, all inclusive and paradoxically elite at the same time.

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Blogger Yazasoo said...

The colors make their own group and gradually mix with others. very symbolic.

6:34 PM  

smart and fresh.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I appreciate the comment, yaz. Thanks.

the charm school dropout:
Thanks very much, Sarah. I've been busy with my digital drawing programs lately and had a lot of fun with this one.

7:59 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Smooth color mix, this is powerful and full of life -a strike against autumn!

1:01 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thank you, Susu. Autumn, of course, is about to bring on its own riot of color.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

My first thought was a box of pastels, my 2nd a childs musical toy (xzylaphone...?where's the spell check?) either way I love what you have created!

3:04 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
It's funny that you mention a child's xylophone because that's what I was initially drawing. It was slated for The Toys Series but, since I didn't begin with an actual tempera-on-paper painting, it wasn't allowed. So, the final edition is a simple set of primary color bars.

4:40 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Trippy! What are you smoking these days, Mick?

8:44 AM  
Blogger Elegia said...

The flying carpet - let's take a ride!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

studio lolo:
It's been so long since I've had anything to smoke, I can't imagine what sort of flashback this piece can be the result of! :D

I'm ready whenever you are ... and, we're off!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Asja said...

wonderful work and very interesting concept!
and thank you for commenting on my blog, by the way :)

2:35 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I appreciate the return visit and these encouraging words. I liked a lot of what I saw at your blog. I'll be back to snoop around some more when I can. :)

4:57 AM  
Blogger neil said...

Hi Mick

I like the originality of this solution to this weeks topic. The colours are a delight. When I first saw I thought it was a childs xylophone. Very well done.

2:45 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks for dropping by and I thank you for this generous comment. I notice that much of your work is very colorful as well ... and, as I mentioned to Lisa Sarsfield above, this piece did begin as a toy xylophone.

4:56 AM  

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