anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Angels & Devils Revisted

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Illustration Friday - Angels & Devils Revisted


This is the almost completely finished version of the drawing I posted below. I might add some texture and lighten the background a bit, but overall...I'm much happier with this softer version.

(micron pen/watercolor pencils/gel markers/acrylic)

47 Comments:

Blogger REGGIE said...

no doubt, I like this version ALOT more. Great take on the topic and an absolute masterpiece.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

This version is much more stunning Carla. I like it better when you hand color your pieces.

7:08 AM  
Blogger TXArtcGal said...

I like both images...but, this final version is absolutely mesmerizing!! Beautiful and beautifully done!

8:29 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Wow, Carla, I didn't even think you could improve on this, but here it is! I agree with TXArtcGal ~ mesmerizing! I just love it!

8:53 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

They are both amamzing, but yes this top one is softer and more "Carla". I love your choice in the background. She looks at peace, like a goddess of her domain.
Beautiful!
a.

8:57 AM  
Blogger christina said...

Oh this one is beautiful--I like it so much better--mostly because of the consistency in medium. Somehow the photoshop background was too stark against the fine detail of her body.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I like this background a lot more it glows with a wonderful luminosity and richness - I did realy like the crispness of the black and white figure before but now you've transformed her into something so much more subtle. The tree of life transformed.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Isa said...

I like it! the contrast between her peaceful face and the diabolic face of the snake is great.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Wilnara said...

Carla,
I must agree both pieces are extraordinary! The first has a very harsh, mysterious quality. The second has a more softer romantic feel. The second pieces has more of you signature. Either way you look at it both images are stunning from a very talented woman!

10:10 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Yes you are right! Much better !Nice colours! She seems to be tied by the burden of her sins! An great symbolism here. One can see many thing is that image! Love it!

10:44 AM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Wow, love this!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Wow...what a difference in color, Carla. I like it even better with the beautiful color contrasts.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Natura said...

Wow, this is such a great work.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

I like it with the colors...so beautiful.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Gise said...

Love your work, love the hair and dress. Excellent concept.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

beautiful work, this is much softer, but I like them both

2:25 PM  
Blogger deboraht said...

Gorgeous work!

2:40 PM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

I loved the original... but this really takes the cake; wonderful!!

3:18 PM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

both are great and it amazinfg how u capture a differnt mood and feel in both of them just by changing the background and adding color
to the figure nice work

5:17 PM  
Blogger Leezy said...

Carla, the colors look great - adds a totally different flavor, softer and less sinister I think. Sooooooo cool!!!!!! Tremendous work as always.

6:45 PM  
Blogger violetismycolor said...

This is so ethereal-looking...how lovely.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Apple-Pine said...

Uuuuu - LOVE these colors - they work with each other and with the subject on mane levels!

8:20 PM  
Blogger miragee said...

Each of them is good, in different ways! In the first one, I can envision a beautiful devil in disguise because of the color. The soft tone of the second illo is peaceful and thus reminds me of the image of an angel. No doubt, they are both so charming!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

WoW! I love that she has roots!

8:36 PM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

The colors of this are amazing. She seems so peaceful inspite of the snakes hold on her. Lovely!

8:55 PM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Love those colors!!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

I just love the symbolism here. My fav is the addition of roots at her feet. Great illo!

10:45 PM  
Blogger brandelion said...

great patterning - she's lovely. i enjoy your work. :)

11:42 PM  
Blogger Darren Reece said...

Nice mosaic effect with the hair and I like her modest demeanor. Erm - I think I'm finding this piece a bit sexy. That may say more about me that your own motives behind the composition.

12:08 AM  
Blogger cristosova said...

It was really very interesting what you wrote in your post below, great Steinbeck quotes. Something I noticed was (clicking on the larger version) how you named this one "steadfast" - the power of temptation of either side resisted? She does look firm despite the heavy weight curled around her. As usual the details are amazing.

1:10 AM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

This is really wonderful. Your work always has such detail... Here the scales, her hair... beautiful colors. I think her hope is that she's solidly, firmly planted. Can she withstand whatever evil temptations/circumstances are wrapping themselves around her? Tells a great story.

Love the Steinbeck quote below. Our office is just across the street from his birthplace. I look across to the window of his room every day and think about how much his valley has changed.

Thanks for the bit of poetry in your comment to my post. Sorry I don't know the reference. Can you clue me in? Found another piece on devils in a cowboy poem, "Sierry Petes" by Gail Garland. Peace.

8:12 AM  
Blogger frank h said...

I like this more
its a wonderful piece
powerful , interesting, beautiful

woman's dress and hair are awesome - remember me Klimt

excellent - congrats, Carla!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful!! The color added so much into an already lovely piece!!

5:13 PM  
Blogger susan said...

carla, i love it this way. just beautiful! love love love it.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

Carla, the first one was great but I wwas one of those people wwho was a little iffy on the background… but THIS is fantasyic… the colors are amazing… i'm glad i stopped by for a second look…

5:56 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I really like the scales v. the stained glass textures you've chosen on these 2 contrasting characters.

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I greatly enjoy your posts: your posts about literature, also.

7:56 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

you made the perfect choice of colours Carla! love the background so much!!!

8:59 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Wow! This has a much different feel. I am not sure what one I like the best-I guess I like them both! :)

12:57 PM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

Stunning - just stunning. The patterns on her and that hair. She is so still, peaceful and grounded. Beautiful illustration.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

Klimt meet Mucha. LOVE it. You always produce my favorite pieces for IF.

6:19 PM  
Blogger The Tart said...

Wow, she is simply lovely in a very Carla way. UR style is always so beautiful & mysterious!

Big smooch,
The Tart
; )

11:26 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Yes!! I love this version too.

12:46 PM  
Blogger melanienyc said...

oh I LOVE what you've done. the colors are fabulous... your devil is still scary though :)

4:35 PM  
Blogger Lexi said...

I love the glowing background, it's almost iridescent. This is beautiful. Nice mix of soft and loose (background) with fine details (her body). Really, really pretty.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is totally fabulous! I love it! WOW!!! Your illos are great! Mary :-)

11:02 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

exquisite! the patina backround, the hair, the dress. i could look at it all day. i fear snakes, the womans calm and strengh are inspiring.

2:55 AM  
Blogger Mike Thompson said...

Lovely illustration,Carla!

5:36 PM  

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