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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14 Comments:

Blogger Connie said...

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

5:54 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

connie:
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.

susupetal:
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...

susupetal:
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...

gai:
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?
:D

10:51 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

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

12:21 PM  

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