anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Sticky

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Illustration Friday - Sticky

Windswept Hair = Hairspray
Hairspray = Sticky

This is a very old pencil drawing from college quickly doctored in Photoshop. I know it's a stretch, but I'm too into working on my painting and a few other projects (including my new website with fun things for sale) to do what came to mind for this week's topic. If I find time later this week, I'll do a new illustration.


Blogger andrea said...

Ooo! Looking forward to your new website with fun things for sale!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

Cool! Carla. I believe we are all looking forward to your new stuff. :)
Anyway, I do like this piece. very soothing for the eyes.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

I like how you've interpreted this one! *G*

1:17 AM  
Blogger Wee Cottage said...

I love the colors in this one. I missed rain last week and I love that one too - I can see why you are painting it larger. I can't wait to see the painting finished.

1:21 AM  
Blogger KaRLa said...

i really love your style , you send a lot of messages with your illustrations

1:42 AM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Good luck with your new web site, Carla. I'll be looking for it. That's one of a number of reasons that I've been away from IF. I, too, am working on a new web site.

2:11 AM  
Blogger Ouissi Gresty said...

Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog...i love this illustration...the colours are gorgeous & she has a lovely longing look on her face...makes me wonder what she is longing for...

Ouissi x

4:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is wonderful!Her expression is really interesting and a little sad but she is still beautiful.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Kayleen Stewart said...

That is a lovely illustration -well done. Nice feel to it

9:01 AM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

I think it's perfect. Hairspray always feels sticky to me, especially in the summer. I love her body position and how her hair seems to glimmer in the sun while being uplifted by the wind. Very beautiful!

10:44 AM  
Blogger frank h said...

hey, this is so beautiful - so delicate and tender, is perfect!
color and lines, everything make a 100% piece.
but, also ... we will wait for the 'official' illo

11:52 AM  
Blogger Katili said...

A delicate drawing. I love the way she seems to be shy about herself.

12:26 PM  
Blogger isay said...

nice that you have kept your drawings.

what a nice studio and i am looking forward to your new website.

thanks.... and best regards!

1:14 PM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Another very expressive lady. Best of luck on all your fun summer projects. Looking forward to seeing your finished painting and website redesign!

5:44 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I really enjoy seeing your earlier works! I think it is fascinating to see an artist's style develop over time!

7:50 PM  
Blogger chippamunkey said...

Good job! I can't wait to see the finished painting!

7:59 PM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

like her pose and the muted colors in this has a very Spring feel to it for me

10:57 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

The blowing hair gives energy and a feeling of immediacy to this piece and she does have a look in her eyes that says she's not entirely familiar with her surroundings. Anyway, i'm glad she didn't opt for the hairspray. Pretty and fresh, these sketches you did in college are great.

Enjoyed to peeking in your studio and seeing the tattooed lady in her transformation to a large painting. Lots of luck with the web store.

12:10 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

I'm so glad that you found this and redid it because I love it! The glow surrounding her is so beautiful the colours are perfect, soft and soothing. I don't care if it's a stretch I absolutely love this Carla!!!
your studio i like i imagined in my mind, peaceful and lovely!

1:24 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Coming up for air and checking things out.
I'll be checking out you web site wehn you get it done.
I need to do more work on mine. Lots of ideas waiting in the wings of my mind

7:36 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

One of my favorite drawings of yours!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

I can relate. I can relate every day! Thisis a lovely almost ethereal piece. The composition and soft colors are calming. You know, though, if her hair is really loaded down with spray, she is going to go inside and look just the same way. *:)

10:19 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

lovely illo, whimsical and poetic!! Your studio is amazing, a very inspiring space indeed!

11:32 AM  
Blogger Roz Foster said...

I love it. I know this image is from your college days, but the reference to hairspray and the extreme angle of this woman's hair brings me back to my high school days. For a little while there, i was using a can of Aqua Net in tandem with the high setting on my hair dryer. Wings. Oh man, did I have wings. Hilarious.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Carla this is a very skilled illo full of contentment andfaultless beauty! I truly enjoy your work and am honored when I see a comment on my blog from you. Thank You for being you!!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Great interpretation Carla! I would never have thought of hairspray!

3:43 PM  
Blogger Geninne said...

Thank you so much for your comments, they're always greatly appreciated :-)
I loved your studio pic, it's great to see where other artists create their magic...

3:58 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

I was crazy about a girl in high school whose hair spray used to send me into coughing fits. All hail hair product!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Great idea! Look forward to seeing the new site!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

thanks for your comments on my scary ant... I think most people thought that the ant was the spider... oh well. I took a walk to your website today, can't wait to see the entire thing. Your women are so beautiful.

7:58 PM  
Blogger cristosova said...

Hairspray gets especially sticky when - on a hot & humid day - you´d hairspray and later rinse fingers through hair: all on the fingers, yikes, hard to wash off. The womans face is georgeous. Her hair reminds me of my days imitating Robert Smith from The Cure. What a daily mess! Fortunately I left that long behind me. No more hairspray for me. Plus I don´t think I ever looked as lovely with it as your pretty nudée in the willow.

3:23 AM  
Blogger Angel Devil said...

Reminds me of wood block prints. Nice stuff! Good luck with your other projects and looking forward to the time when you are ready to share them.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Lu*** said...

jeje, the hairspray is really sticky :) pretty drawing!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Judy Scott said...

What an aura she has or is it my eyes, its lovely! Jx
ps I cant wait for your new web site too

6:09 PM  
Blogger The Unknown said...

OH! It's beautiful.

7:19 PM  
Blogger wynlen said...

Nice hair! I like the idea, and the flowers are so sweet.


10:54 AM  
Blogger TXArtcGal said...

LOVE the colors, and the composition! Awesome job as usual!! I always enjoy your pieces...old and new!

12:44 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Hey Carla, I couldnt remember if I commented on this piece and I dont find it up there so if this is a repeat, sorry! Anyway, I love the softness of the piece and the way the hair flows. This is so delicate! Brandi

12:59 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Ahhh yes, hairspray is indeed sticky. Back ion the day when I had more hair I went through a Morrisey phase and only the Aqua Net could het the do the way the Moz wore it. can't believe I used that stuff. Anyhow, I wouldn't say this is a stretch in any way (though her do is quite a stretch) 'cause hairspray is indeed sticky. Great work and thanks for the memories (hah hah).

2:22 PM  
Blogger Joy Eliz said...

Love the lines and color! Great illo! Hairspray - yes! Sticky!!

11:44 PM  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

This is a great concept! And I don't think it's a stretch at all :)

8:58 AM  
Blogger Random York said...

I think this piece is very pretty... very nice to behold.

12:11 PM  
Blogger said...

Oh I just love this piece!
it's just beautiful!

1:59 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Your woman are beautiful. This one reminds me of Mailol.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

LOL So purty, I never would have thought hairspray, but yeah. The stuff is pretty sticky. And here I thought her hair was being blown by the wind. Good to know she'd still look like that walking into a Starbucks or something. (No shirt, no shoes, no service thing not apply.) Clevah girl.

PS Thanks for the birthday wishes! :)


10:41 PM  

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