Sunday, December 23, 2007

Illustration Friday : Horizon

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I don't know about you, but I see the possibility of love on the horizon.

:D

Some of you probably remember the older illustration this is based on. This is in fact the same illustration re-worked in my present style. Or rather an updated version of the older illustration.

I've always had a soft spot for that particular piece but realized that my illustration style had changed a lot since I'd illustrated it earlier (for Inspire Me Thursday's topic of 'Music' and later re-submitted for Illustration Friday's 'Play'- you can see the original entry here) and so decided to redo it.

I actually completed this sometime last week and since then I've been spending a lot of time staring at it and trying to figure out what's missing. I kinda have this feeling that it's still incomplete. I can't figure it out. Maybe I'm looking to weave more of a story into it? Not sure.

Below is an image of the older and newer versions side by side. Quite some difference huh? :)

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Thank you so much for your kind comments on last weeks entry. All the positive feedback was encouraging and I'm definitely going to be doing more illo's in that particular style! Thank you!

I'll stop rambling now but before I sign off I'd just like to say - Happy Holidays everyone! :)

Cheers,
Radha

6 comments:

Nicole Florian said...

Beautiful! So peaceful and sensitive!

marcisenders said...

Beautiful! I really like the final version. The house in the window works so much better smaller....brings more attention to the woman. Great job!

dianeclancy said...

Really wonderful!! I much prefer the 2nd version.

A thought ... were you looking for what might be missing? This is just an idea .. is the yellow things kept going up the curtain, it would bring the eye to the moon in a different way and also have the eye dance a little more to the yellow/gold. Just a thought.

Very beautiful!

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

Nancy Bea said...

Hmm...very nice. I prefer your new style too!

tusen said...

It's a beautiful scene and it's very interesting to see how your style has developed. Thanks for sharing.

judie said...

I like the newer version best because ALL the viewer attention is on the subject, and my eye does not wander to the background immediately and wonder..hmmm, who is that in the window over there?"....Wonderful artwork. Nice to meet you.

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