anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Wind

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Illustration Friday - Wind

Moving Forward

The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.
It seems that things are more like me now,
That I can see farther into paintings.
I feel closer to what language can't reach.
With my senses, as with birds, I climb
into the windy heaven, out of the oak,
in the ponds broken off from the sky
my falling sinks, as if standing on fishes.

- Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

This is a return engagement of an image I posted about a year ago. I decided that if I played around with the colors a bit, I could submit it to Penelope's Black & Orange Contest, and with the windswept mane, tail, and hair, it would also suit this week's IF topic.

Happy Halloween!

(Illustrator & Photoshop)


Blogger michael dailey said...

i liked the 1st one but when i compare it side by side with the new one something about that molten mass of a moon in the second one i lov, it breaths life into it more, nice remake of the original.

5:27 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I didn't see this piece when you had it posted the first time, i'll have to check out the original.

The big beautiful harvest moon is a perfect backdrop for the horse and her mysterious rider. Lots of elegance in this Halloween treat and beautiful, really enjoyed the poem as well with this.

6:02 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

I think I like the revisited version even better!

7:41 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

I like this new version better also.
It just glows.
Seems to me you had a bad cold this time last year also. I just got over mine so hopefully that will be it for winter.
Get lots of rest, drink fluids, and send yourself some loving energy.
The monoprints are fun to do and I think we need to try something different every once in a while to keep the spontaneity alive.

10:50 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...


11:11 PM  
Blogger cristosova said...

That painting speaks much of feeling free :)
This version looks more mysterious and ungrippable (yes, that is probably not a word) to a point where one´s own dream can become bigger. The color contrasts are wonderful!

3:56 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

great image carla...the colors are great and really make an impact with the poem...good choice for the contest! - hope you are well!

7:10 AM  
Blogger DoctorDoddle17 said...

I think the idea is orginal and different

9:38 AM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Strong and magical. Great work.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

wonderful; what strength in this one; love rilke

11:51 AM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Your image is striking and powerful! Well done.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

I like the image, simple and striking. I also like the handling of the orange moon.

4:26 PM  
Blogger melba said...

Hi sweetie!

Hope you are well!

Happy Halloween!


5:30 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Holy crap on a stick, that's fantastic!

9:25 PM  
Blogger Valaine said...

This is very bold and beautiful! ^_^

10:35 PM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Beautiful, powerful image, Carla. The brilliant orange sun, the red highlights, and the black make for an arresting image.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Aravis said...

It's primal, wild and beautiful.

12:48 AM  
Blogger susan said...

it is so wonderful! the black and orange work perfectly here. oooh it too looks a little creepy, yet, so playful with the orange. love it!

8:02 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Gorgeous! I love this, carla, great colors and contrast, nice silhouette. Mary :-D

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great colours!
Lovely warm horizon!

2:13 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Really beautiful!!!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

This is perfect for both. It is very powerful.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

This is really cool! I love the look of the silhouette on the colorful background. Beautiful colors!

8:20 PM  

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