anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Dreams

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Illustration Friday - Dreams


Daydreams are the secret gifts we give ourselves...
We grow the seeds that are planted in sleep,
We nurture them as they sprout,
Marvel at them as they grow large,
Prune them when they become too unruly,
Revel in the beauty of their blossoming flowers,
Delight in the fruit that they bear.

49 Comments:

Blogger vfm4 said...

that's lovely, Carla, those colors, those lines... it really gives the feeling of dreaming away....

8:23 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Gee...this illustration, for me, is your best one yet. It's wonderful, as are the sentiments in the writing that acommpanies it.

8:24 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

I love the texture in this serene piece. Is it the support you used?

8:32 PM  
Blogger miragee said...

that's beautiful Carla...Even the painting is poetic...

8:46 PM  
Blogger carla said...

Thank you!

Andrea, I actually scanned a woven bamboo placemat and put it in as a partially transparent layer underneath the foreground layers (which are also varying levels of transparency). This started out as a pen drawing which I scanned and played with in PhotoShop. I've been using this method a lot lately. I think it has some good possibilities.

8:50 PM  
Blogger kg said...

oh, my. i love it - the texture, the colors, and the verse! this has an ethereal feel to it.

9:03 PM  
Blogger The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Wow...so beautiful. This was worth waiting for. I love the poem below about daydreams...so pretty!

9:58 PM  
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10:09 PM  
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10:17 PM  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

Dreamy indeed. A self-portrait perhaps? I look forward to more entries and posts.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Alison Ashwell said...

Lovely illustration - dreamy atmosphere

10:48 PM  
Blogger Rowantree said...

Great work Carla, it´s sweet and delicate and lovely words too !

11:26 PM  
Blogger F L E E said...

Very dreamy!
nice...

12:09 AM  
Blogger Caribbean Colors said...

Great technique, I'm glad you explained it.

2:15 AM  
Blogger isay said...

she is beautiful like you! i agree the colors are great and i also like what i have read!

6:04 AM  
Blogger Persephone said...

What a great idea to scan something else to use as the background! I'll have to try that. I really love the simple lines of this drawing, the expression on the woman's face and the position of her hands. Very much captures the essence of daydreaming. Beautiful work, Carla.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Wow. Beautiful.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

I really like your use of layering! The subtle green is beautiful and wispy lines are dreamy :)

11:32 AM  
Blogger onclejohann said...

What was it the wise man said about genius? "Imagination is the genius of the drawings whereas technique enhances that genius." Is the poem your creation as well?

11:37 AM  
Blogger PaintMonster said...

thank you for your drop!
wow this is the cool style!
love your illustration!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Mustashrik said...

great job carla!

here the line work is so soothing and i have to say the colours really do it for me, you have captured the visual of a dream!

;)

M

2:02 PM  
Blogger rocket said...

Carla, I can see u in that picture. I love what you have done this time, it's really nice, and it feels so peaceful. Adding texture to such a delicate picture takes some guts, and you did it so well!
By the way, thanks for your comment. And my kangaroo is using a bag of "Twiglets" as pillow.
Twiglets are baked knobby sticks of Marmite flavoured snacks, my favorite. Have you tried them?

4:56 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Just dreamy Carla! I love to day dream especially in my garden ;) you have a great style

10:18 PM  
Blogger pinknpretty said...

I do love to daydream! In fact, sometimes daydreaming and wasting time intertwine for me... :-) Another job well done, or rather topic well illustrated- in image and words! Pure talent ;-)

11:53 PM  
Blogger pilarcat said...

I love such daydream feeling, the texture and the colors.
And also your poem!

4:59 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

I really like this one. I used it as inspiration for mine--love the idea of layering the texture over the drawing.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Kim Carney said...

That is just beautiful, and paired with the writing, it is perfect!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Wonderful girl, so glade you have come to share with us! talent like yours needs to be seen by the whole world!

1:38 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

beautiful pic & poem- I love the whole flow of the image

3:56 PM  
Blogger coffee81 said...

a piece that sybolises both feminism and dream. great piece and touch to this piece.

do comment on mine in www.coffee81.blogspot.com

12:00 AM  
Blogger val said...

I like the sublime feel of your illustrations lately. They are quite wonderful to look at.

12:38 AM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Another beautifully relaxing piece. I love this particular technique you use. I think it really suits your interpretation of the themes :)

2:53 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Great daydreaming illustration. It's pruning back those unruly ones that can be the problem alright.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Seth Russell said...

Wow, your work this week is great as usual. I envy your great way with words. You've got really neat outlooks on life. If only I could have such a positive way of looking at things.

2:45 PM  
Blogger bee'nme said...

Carla - really beautiful piece this week!! I really like it on so many levels - color, mood, line work..it's just terrific! And the writing is superb too! Lovely!

12:41 AM  
Blogger pinknpretty said...

I received your comment on my blog, and yes, I have finally posted something for Illo Friday this week. It is vaguely related to the topic...

2:46 AM  
Blogger art-non-deco said...

so cute this image
the lines have a lyrical flow and the texture at the right bottom corner is most delicious.

thanks too for leaving a comment on my submission!

3:20 AM  
Blogger Liselotte said...

What delightful colors and what beautiful words too - I love it :-)

5:43 AM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

Carla, I sometimes think that dreams are actually the opposite of this - the little thoughts we threw away, the scattered jottings and refuse of a day fluttering loose into the night.

This is an excellent composition, with a hazy, unstable feel from the strongly diagonal elements, and the positioning of the circles at top left and bottom right. It does capture a really dreamy feel indeed...

4:11 AM  
Blogger Aravis said...

Carla, this is really beautiful. It's perfect! :0)

4:21 AM  
Blogger Fernando said...

Hi Carla. You always capture the essence of all topics. I enjoy the mixture of color and strong traces. I will looking forward to see your work next week.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Drazen said...

wonderful atmosphere and colours Carla.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Sybille said...

This is lovely. I like the flowing, floaty feel of the image. She looks like she's having a great time day dreaming.

Fingers crossed your software arrives soon. If you need brushes to play around with for Painter, let me know. :-)

5:10 PM  
Blogger carla said...

Thank you so much for all your comments! I started back at work this week and I haven't had a lot of time to visit blogs and see what everyone is up to, so I just want to say thanks to all of you here. I hope things will settle down a bit after next week :>

5:35 PM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

I think this is my favorite piece of yours to date. Love the technique, colors, the character ......very ethereal. Looking forward to your next "I.F." contribution!! By the way, thanks also for your nice comments on my blog. I'm a big Fillmore Posters/Bob Masse fan. Wow, you're lucky to have seen a show at the Fillmore East before it closed!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Leezy said...

Carla, this is fabulous - bravo!
i fell behind checking everyon'es blogs this week - but defintiely, let's see more, more, more!!!
Cheerio for now
:0

6:51 PM  
Blogger Carla Manaças Ferreira said...

Hi Carla,
thanks for you lovely comment about my dream. I hope it comes true. That's all Fernando and I think about.
Now about your illo, what can I say? You always do a wonderful work, you are a very talented artist.

6:00 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

i love your entry. the line quality and texture variation is beautiful. the soft color palette is wonderful - it ties the elements together. very appropriately "dreams"

thanks for the comments on my entry! awesome comments... and it is my third time reading siddhartha.

i added your site to my bookmarks.

take care

8:01 AM  
Blogger Virginia Valle said...

Oh this one is delicate and peaceful !! I feel that!! beautiful Carla!!!!

10:23 AM  

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