Friday, October 10, 2008

Illustration Friday: Strings -

"Framework II - Strings"
manipulated digital photograph by Mick Mather
Again I have to air one major complaint with Illustration Friday - the fact that they don't give themes a week in advance. This week, for example, I have a terrific piece tailor made for it, but, I already used it, just two days ago! Oh well, I suppose if it were different, there would be other issues and in either event it has caused me to rework one of the earlier versions. I can only imagine the lonely spider that created this masterpiece toiling away under a new moon, hoping for a catch, as the insects of the night fly into the unseen strings!

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Blogger Connie said...

Just love this, lines, colour, composition, the lot.

5:54 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thank you so much! Of course, I had some natural, expert help with this one. :D

6:17 AM  
Blogger Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is just brilliant and very well done. I love the color and the crop of this illustration. Excellent!

7:28 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

It is a wonderful style. I love th evisual effect of it.

I agree that it would be great to know what the prompt is a week ahead of time. I belong to another group that does that and it great to have time to give it some thought.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

vanessa brantley newton:
Thanks a big ol' bunch, 'Nessa! Getting the color took the longest, but I'm happy with it and pleased that you like it too! :)

teri c:
Thanks so much, Teri. This piece also makes me feel like I'm looking at an old, derelict sailing ship. Yeah, like a ghost ship! :D

10:46 AM  
Blogger Josh (musarter) said...

Great idea for "strings." I really like the texture on this piece.

10:56 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

I'm stuck!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

josh (musarter):
Thanks so much and, if you scrolled down to see the other version posted on Wednesday, you'll notice quite a difference in the two ... most of which is due to the texture that resulted from layering and manipulating.

Poor, Susu! ... but, stuck as in you don't have any ideas for the theme or that you've been out flying at night again? :D

5:45 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

I tried to fly last night, but it was too wet and my wings grew too heavy.
The theme for IF I succeeded doing :)

9:03 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I see. In that case, commiserations and congratulations! :D

11:26 AM  
Blogger Gai said...

love it, very abstract and just really interesting image.

2:33 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

It's always a good day when I can deconstruct an image and rework it into something else completely. I'm glad you enjoyed it too. :)

4:57 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Mick, seeing as this is a manipulated photo, doesn't that make this a web of deceit?

10:51 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

studio lolo:
LMAO - I suppose that it does, Laurel. :D

12:21 PM  

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