anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Smoke

Friday, November 03, 2006

Illustration Friday - Smoke


WISHES left on your lips
The mark of their wings.
Regrets fly kites in your eyes.

- Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

(an ancient charcoal and pastel drawing from a high school art class)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

would you like to paint my picture?

8:24 PM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

wonderful smokey drawing, and love the quote!

9:18 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Regrets fly kites in your eyes... wow that's a good one. Wistful and smokey!!! The younger you was awesome!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Valaine said...

This has a strong feel to it. The lines are emotional because of the different pressures used to create your strokes! ^_^

11:54 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

You really caught a smoke elemental here.

3:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very lovely and very evocative.

5:11 AM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Now THAT's beautiful!!!! Love that poem too.

8:30 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

That's a good one to post near Hallowe'en. It's kind of dark, moody and creepy.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Very mysterious and beautiful!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

love the overall effect - very nice and good for you to be back drawing & writing, I'm sure it's missed you... laura tm

4:58 PM  
Blogger Mike Thompson said...

Gorgeous work as usual, Carla, and may I say that you have quite a diverse range of styles. Kudos, and keep at it! Very inspiring!


8:43 PM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

i like the mood this creats nice work

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"Thy talent bloom'd early"


1:41 AM  
Blogger String said...

Lovely, very interesting illo, a bit dark too, like it!

5:50 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Really like this drawing and the Sandburg piece too! Stellar.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Cez said...

wow Carla...still beautiful...i'm back!!!

7:52 AM  
Blogger steve said...

Cool Carla--thanks for digging through the archives for this one--it looks great!!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Wow, you have always bee cool! Have a good Sunday girl!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Very smoky indeed. You showed your talent so early!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Cool work! great!

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi carla! this is really good. I love the word too :)

5:17 AM  
Blogger Joy Eliz said...

Oh wow! This is fantastic!! For some reason, I see a little DaVinci. Love it!

8:14 AM  
Blogger susan said...

i agree with joy eliz, there is a smattering of DaVinci with this! glad to see your early work too, that is fun. i like the line quality here.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Lois said...

Remember the first time you used charcoal in art class? Wasn't it cool, and weird and real? Anyway, This is great, and even greater that you still have it. Thanks for all the thoughtful comments Carla.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Nice work, Carla!

1:07 AM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Your talent bloomed very early, Carla. It's always a treat to see a mature artist's work when they were still in school.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

You're supposed to smoke ciggies, not people!

9:01 PM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

I love that you chose a quote from a famous smoker. I can't picture Mr. Sandberg without his pipe. And, as always, I love seeing your older work!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

nice drawing!

1:18 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Fantastic piece! The prose fits perfectly as well!!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

A smoky, cloudy, reflective portrait. There's something a touch Shaman-like about this figure - the technique is perfect for capturing the essence of the subject matter.

1:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing work ~ as ever
words are very moving ~ Jude x

10:20 AM  

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