anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Insect

Friday, March 03, 2006

Illustration Friday - Insect


"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."
- Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

78 Comments:

Blogger modroom said...

A sriking butterfly with flutters in the air. It seems to suggest where the butterfly is heading, it's path visible by wing shapes. Cool pic, strong and subtle I think. ..::).

8:48 PM  
Blogger modroom said...

Quote I like too.. counting the same amount in a way.

8:51 PM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

So colorful - I love it. . .like a kite you see people flying during a the Chinese New Year parade. Very cool.

8:55 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

this is so lovely carla! the colours are so inspiring! the texture is perfect and i like that it overlaps like a silkscreen print or a block print. The transparency adds to it's beauty!

9:14 PM  
Blogger Alexa Brett said...

Such pretty colors! The delicate leaves almost water-like enhance the gorgeous colors of the butterfly. Beautiful Illo!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

The design and colors are gorgeous!

9:25 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Both are lovely...the butterfly, and the quote.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Rick Lovell said...

A bit of a different vibe for you...a little scary, kind of like a Kabuki mask of a demon butterfly. The quote is also interesting; time is relative, and to a butterfly, once you grab a bite of nectar and have sex, you're done! What a wonderful, albeit short, life!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Rowantree said...

Nice colors and texture !!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

Very elegant. Nice use of colors. I've missed your last few submissions. Sorry I have! They're beautiful as always.

10:20 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Very pretty Carla.
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10:21 PM  
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10:30 PM  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

This is extremely bright on my monitor... almost radioactive... but I am so grateful for the quote this evening! I'm off to research insects... can decide what is one and what isn't.... Which word is the most inclusive? Bugs or insects? And I thought I went to school when schools were SCHOOLS!! ha!

10:51 PM  
Blogger 2danimator said...

nice technique.

11:44 PM  
Blogger frank h said...

Beautiful! - looks like a flower, a flying flower.
A warm, nice, interesting illo.
Original technique, too.
I liked it!

11:48 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Very fresh and fanciful.

11:52 PM  
Blogger melba said...

I always love your work. I found your post about self portrait very interesting. Tonight for the first time in months I have spent an hour looking at Insects for Illustration Friday. When I take the time to look at the person's blog and not just click on the illustration for a second I really see each individual's personality come out in their work. It has been a very cool thing to do. I think this is a great topic for that too...to see what insect they choose and how they interpreted the theme. It makes me want to do this every week because you see the time, effort, and LIFE in everyone's blog and work. Of course time is limited and there must be balance. It has been nice (and relaxing and enlightening) to creep inside and get a glimps of strangers and see we all are each other. I find it serendipitous that you are the last blog I will look at tonight before going to bed. I am comfortable expressing myself here knowing you are someone who will understand and appreciate the connection...

12:12 AM  
Blogger Jorge Noujaim said...

nice colors!!!!

12:23 AM  
Anonymous James said...

Radiant.

1:04 AM  
Blogger The Unknown said...

Wonderful illo and quote Love.
love

3:00 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Transformation! The butterfly has appeared in such a different style for usual - good statement!

5:32 AM  
Blogger georg said...

I like your drawings very much - and now especially "The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough" - Once in a while its very good thing to do. In Denmark we have a song about collecting good moments - when we forget seeing the moments, life becomes a little more poor, I think. I've borroughed the words to a sort of picture at my site, hope its ok.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A great quote for a wonderful Illo!! Very bright and pretty and cheery! Nice work! Mary :-)

10:52 AM  
Blogger cocos said...

Your image is wonderful to look at. The color choices are great and it just projects a sense of calm and serenity.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Butterflies are my fav! This is just so colorful and full of life! Brandi

12:50 PM  
Blogger Shishany said...

Full of energy...Powerfull quote for Rabindranath Tagore...

1:10 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

This really stands out, love the vivid red, with the undefined flower background.

1:17 PM  
Blogger phinner said...

Hi Carla -

Wow!!! Your work and your collaborations have inspired me! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and lead me to yours!

Everything is so beautiful and thoughtful. I'm definitely coming back!!!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Mike Thompson said...

Stunning! Beautiful! Awesome!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Wee Cottage said...

Beautiful, I think butterflies are very definately insects and very pretty ones at that. Love the bold drama in this one. Always love to see what you have created!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great quote. Beautiful illo. I like the raised effect off the flower.

8:34 PM  
Blogger ...Kat said...

words to live by!
wonderfful bffy

8:40 PM  
Blogger Lily and Lucy White said...

Very vibrant and a beautiful quote! Lily.

8:47 PM  
Blogger isay said...

i am late as usual.

very striking butterfly and it also illustrate its delicate qualities.

i love the quotation,too! Tagore is a favorite.

12:21 AM  
Blogger RedT0pMedusa said...

red-orange and turqoise are such a good match, makes the butterfly pop out and the turqoise is so serene... lovely

4:29 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

As always girl you ill. is a delight! wonderful colour!

7:20 AM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Love it!! I esp.like the wing patterns you chose!

3:43 PM  
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

Carla, you have a wonderful style. As others have said, it does seem a bit different from your previous posts but different is good too.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Katili said...

Incredibly beautiful world of colours. Your work is great as always. I love the quote, too. The strong red in th butterfly gives power.

5:01 PM  
Blogger gudbrandsdottir said...

I love these bright colours as well as the details in your picture. Great and different from most of the other pictures I´ve seen from you so far.

5:24 PM  
Blogger zordis said...

Butterfly is a curious word for this beautiful creature (insect) My heart always takes a extra tick seeing them and if one catches a butterfly u can wish from the bottom of your heart...

Nice and colourful nature!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

This is like a neon, 2-D inkblot butterfly! The dimension and colors are great! :)

7:11 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Love this, Thank you for your comment about my insect drawing, I'm glad you liked it.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Interesting set of colors. Are they happy accidents or planned out in the computer?

9:18 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Very pretty, also love the quote butterflies are amazing.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Si-Guy said...

Wow that is A beautiful Butterfly! I love it! Its like, the greatest butterfly on illusration friday!

11:04 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

At first glance, the butterfly is going through another transformation- SUPREME BUTTERFLY!

11:13 PM  
Blogger ...Kat said...

Hi Carla
Yes it is warm enuff down here in Ga to see bfflys.
Ct will warm up too.

Your job sounds divine...glad you are getting back to what most gratifys you.
Me too!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love the stunning color choice!

11:25 AM  
Blogger steve said...

This one's really bursting with life and energy! Great accompanying quote!

12:52 PM  
Blogger Alison Ashwell said...

really dramatic - lovely

2:07 PM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

Beautiful brightness and energy!

2:42 PM  
Blogger mimi-chocolat said...

So bright and eye catchy!

3:32 PM  
Blogger Roz Foster said...

A very delicate background for this robust butterfly! Usually, it is the butterfly that seems delicate, something that can be blown away in a chance gust of wind--but here the butterfly is the picture of strength with its bright red wings and bold black marks. It's the background, with its tissue-papery leaves and light, pastel colors, that looks as if it might break apart if handled to brusquely. Nice reversal, Carla!

3:43 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

psychadelic and deep, great as usual :)

5:47 PM  
Blogger Leezy said...

The colours are so bold and energetic which give that fluttering feeling of emotion. Gorgeous! Your work is really evolving carla, you go girl!!!

5:57 PM  
Blogger The Whippy Curly Tails said...

So beautiful and radiant!
As always, a real treat.

7:28 PM  
Blogger A Little Hut said...

I love the colors and textures. The butterfly seems delicate and powerful at the same time.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Abbie said...

Again, very nice work.. I love your self portraits as well. It is a comforting feeling knowing that such talent teaches our children.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Afterthoughts Ltd. said...

Hi Carla, I like this style...very nice!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Love the technique here. It has a cut out paper feel to it. Very lovely and very cheerful. :)

11:20 AM  
Anonymous krista said...

I didn't read everyones comments, and I am sure others probably have said this, but I enjoy this piece. It has a different feel than your other art. This feels airy, light, colourful and simple. Normally I find your artwork to be strong, humble and deep. I like both styles, and it's nice to see the versatility.

6:29 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

i like the way the colors splash on the page, and the background almost has the feel of a rubbing.
i just saw your tea illo too, very nice colors there too. the fact that it has the feeling of a tapestry really catches my eye.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Beautiful, Carla!!! The colours are so soothing and tranquil!!!

10:45 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

A very decorative and striking illustration, well done.

1:51 AM  
Anonymous Marion said...

Both are very nice, I love Butterflies and I like Tagore.
Great combination.

4:33 AM  
Anonymous Paula said...

Beautiful image and perfect quotation to go with it, Carla. The butterfly is lovely against a very delicate background.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Great contrasting colors and wonderful textures. Very cool. What medium?

8:38 AM  
Blogger matt said...

Great use of color. It really brings it to life.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Bearuh said...

The Quote by Rabindranath Tagore just brings it all together.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

Time is relative but butterflies aren't reputed to use it wisely (an unfair aspertion, really). But they have a long life before and get to shine a little later... and your picture shines beautifully, the warm colours jumping out of the cool, and the black spots swallowing the surrounding light. Very striking!

2:00 AM  
Anonymous hartini said...

That's one pretty butterfly!! :)

3:18 AM  
Blogger rocket said...

Call me weird, I don't know why, but the minute I saw this butterfly piece, I just wanted to eat it. Even the blue background. I guess all your pieces are very sensual even when we can't touch it.
It just look so crispy and yummy.

3:41 AM  
Blogger Sp00kalot said...

73 comments??!! Dang! You're so popular Carla!! And by all means, you should be with such beautiful art! Very nice piece!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Wilnara said...

Butterflies are indeed my favorite! Especially since they each are created like a unique piece of art. Indeed you have done just that - Carla. Absolutely wonderful!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Lovely and ethereal! This almost has a kaleidoscopic feeling to it...the layers, the movement...

3:00 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I saw a butterfly emerge from its coccoon with my children...it was a magical as these colors are alive

5:30 AM  
Blogger firstborn studio said...

i love this so much!
all of your work inspires me...every detail of every piece...

8:02 AM  

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