anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Free

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Illustration Friday - Free


Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
- tagline from The Shawshank Redemption

micron pen and photoshop

57 Comments:

Blogger Twisselman said...

Really like the lines and the colors. Was this done totally digitally, or did you use micron pen and watercolor? Very nice.

12:40 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

that is the truth! beautiful illo carla

12:40 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

As always, very nice,Carla

1:21 PM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

Yes, what was the technique used on this illo. It is excellent as always!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

That is a beautiful piece; delicate yet expressive line work as always. Do you realize how many hits your are going to get by naming this piece free-nude?

3:23 PM  
Blogger raim said...

Nice body composition...
and i like red touch

4:39 PM  
Blogger Angela Rockett said...

Beautiful piece!

5:37 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

I'm a sucker for interesting textures and you've done it again. Nice wrok, Carla! The way she's up on her tiptoes makes her look as if she's about to fly away ... free.

6:16 PM  
Anonymous paul said...

Very cool - you always create such amazing textures. Great work! (like always...)

7:48 PM  
Blogger David said...

Nice colors and textures, the figure is confident and not afraid of what the future holds.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Wonderful Carla. Living outside of the box is what I thought of right away. Great words. Cheers!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Very freeing Carla
Wonderful texture and line work.
You are not afraid to commit to a line and that is great.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Rowantree said...

Nice work with micron pen and great textures too.
Thanks for yours comments on mine. Dog it`s called "Canela" or "Cinnamon". I inspired in my stray dog puppy I found two year ago. Now she grew and she´s a real character.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Love the texture in this one! Also like the movie!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Alison Ashwell said...

I could really see this as a part of tarot deck - maybe The Star or the world card

9:57 PM  
Blogger frank h said...

Wow, this image is really nice!
I liked the geometrical design and textures. Make the work very interesting.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Zana Fauzi said...

I like the quote. And a very strong expression in the illustration too.

10:34 PM  
Blogger kinky konijn said...

Now thats a fragile illustration, you've really got it for
details... i don't have the patience to draw like that
Lovely...

4:28 AM  
Blogger isay said...

sexy lady! love that colors and different textures. The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favotite movies.

6:53 AM  
Blogger melba said...

I have only seen your picture on this blog, but is this a self portrait? It is beautiful with such interesting color and texture and a great quote too from a very emotional and inspirational movie. Love it!

8:42 AM  
Blogger Urban Convert said...

I like the almost cubist effect, and as always, your sense of color is right on. Looks like you've got a Tarot deck started, though I'm not sure who she would be--Princess of Disks?

9:54 AM  
Blogger Afterthoughts Ltd. said...

I just read Anne Lamott talking about the final scene of the Shawshank Redemption when he finally get's free and stands out in the rain. Great illo!

11:01 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Very nice but what's a micron pen?

12:27 PM  
Blogger Sp00kalot said...

Beautiful Carla!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Beautiful. I agree with Alison that this looks like another Tarot card. Though I think it could be a non-traditional version of the fool - who shows a great attitude to freedom - first from innocence and then at the end of the cycle from experience.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Raymond Larose said...

That is beautiful, Carla!

4:13 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

The quote is perfect. The illo is beautiful!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Foxxor said...

Micron Pens are wonderful. I wish I had more of them! This is great as well! I love the flow of her hair and the colors in the background!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Tiffy said...

Carla, I like this composition, and the lady, she looks so cool cause she's being herself. Nice illo for the topic.

9:54 PM  
Blogger BeautifulDisaster said...

That is lovely! I find he accompanying text very inspiring. :)

See looks so free to me...The picture is relaxing, I yearn for that feeling.

~Sin

10:26 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

I just noticed how many of the shapes repeat in this... she seems so balanced. I like the red in the corner too.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

She's beautiful, i LOVE the pose :) very uplifting

11:00 PM  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

Complete and "finished" as always. How wonderful to be the embodiment of "free" when unclothed AND facing a steep uphill climb. I hope I can identify with this muse more thoroughly in time.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

This is lovely, love your color and texture usage. :) The style is very unique too!! Truly love the form of the character ... good work!

1:14 AM  
Blogger kikazinha said...

In this one I like the female figure with the sketch quality.
And that kind of Sun at the top right corner.
:)

4:01 AM  
Anonymous zira said...

I like your work.
Lovely poetic illo...

8:59 AM  
Blogger Wilnara said...

Again - Carla you have managed to captivate me into your illustration! The texture is so rich... Thought provoking!

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Dennis West said...

Believe it or not, i've never seen Shawshank Redemption--that's a great sentiment though.

Great work!

12:54 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I'm really enjoying the progression of your illustrations lately...this one in particular. I love the way you've used the patterns and colors. A very interesting hairstyle to match a fabulous body stocking - or, is she missing one of her thigh highs? :D

4:12 PM  
Blogger Q said...

an inspirational drawing, it goes perfectly with the nice tagline!

8:51 PM  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

I finally posted!!
Re: My son (24) also "got" Easy Rider as did I. My daughter (27) "got" The Godfather... which we think is funny because their dad is 2nd generation Sicilian/Italian from Jersey and has his own issues with power.... But as I read the questions, I think that people who are determined, confident and pragmatic are the ones who come up with Godfather... I wouldn't feel bad about it! What if it had been Medea or Three Faces of Eve?!!

2:23 AM  
Blogger Mustashrik said...

lovely illustration and quote, something simple ;)

M

6:29 AM  
Anonymous diong said...

Love the figure! Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite movie too...

10:21 AM  
Blogger Pusha V said...

Nice coloring and pen draftmanship!
Keep it up :)

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Paula said...

Very symbolic and excellent interpretation of the thems.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

The textures create a nice layering on this one. I just noticed the border, too - good graphic contrast to the organic, fluid shapes inside it. I also like how the green shapes on the bottom look as though they're evaporating into the green background. Very cool!

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Marjorie said...

I enjoy your art. Not only your art has this mystic style, but your quotes has strong meanings as well, so profound. And THANK YOU by the way for your comments, I appreciate that!*~*

4:03 PM  
Blogger Virginia Valle said...

Ohhh Carla another one :) really beutiful, but Carla you forgot my question :P..
Beautiful work :)

6:13 PM  
Blogger Virginia Valle said...

Ey Carla, dont worry is nice to know because your artwork have a lot of effort and is a real pleasure see the last result :) you everyday are growing :)..
Yes,about the avatar, in this moment Im creating a concept art, when it will finish I will post it :)

7:01 PM  
Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

Hey Carla, excellent take on the topic. The colour contracts are wonderful. Interesting technique. Always exciting to see your work. You have a distintive style.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

Actually, I rather like "You can get busy living, or you can get busy dying" (another tagline from the same book). That actually motivated me quite a bit through some dark hours, and I definitely think it holds some truth.

Another of your beautiful elfin figures running freely in some far distant Eden - utterly appropriate to the topic and beautifully drawn as ever. There's a nice elemental feel to the Sun, water, grass, and the alternating triangles in the figure and background - lovely!

10:52 PM  
Blogger Kim Carney said...

Wonderful textures! Great illo and quote.

11:51 AM  
Blogger letile said...

love the background texture and the free, fairy-like figure.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Cibele said...

Hi Carla.
Thank you for visit my blog.
I liked very much your illustrations. They remember me some Gustav Klint’s paintings. Do you know?
Very nice job!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Nice nice. Heheheh. May I know what kind of micron pen you are using?

10:03 PM  
Blogger coffee81 said...

wow!

12:35 AM  
Anonymous hartini said...

Carla, you always amaze me with your talent!!! :) Beautiful!!

10:57 AM  

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