Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Illustration Friday: Spent


Inspired by autumn leaves and the fact I feel like this most of the time these days!
Can you see the salt texture on the purple? That was fun to do. I use sea salt because the granules are quite big and they make really good shapes don't they? Today I've managed a morning of yoga, plus the long walk there and back carrying a big heavy bag of shopping so I think I'm entitled to feel like this! ;)

18 comments:

Robin Larkspur said...

I like that sea salt effect. And good for you for yoga and long walking. Take a rest, and then right back at it, I bet!

GreenWhisper said...

a sleeping beauty. i love the colours you've used here (actually i just love the way you use colour:) really like that salt effect too.

av had an urge recently to try water colours..never used a paint brush before..will be interesting to see what happens lol. still in the thinking about stages yet tho :o) need to purchase some paints.

the mornings yoga sounds good. hope you have a restful weekend...
xx

Effy said...

I love the salt effect on water colour. It creates such lovely, subtle texture!

Your 'spent' girl is beautiful.

Rita A. said...

I love this. It is sleepy yes but also serene and peaceful. Don't we all deserve a little rest time during the day?
Thank you for sharing.

Tammie Lee said...

ah, you are quite inspiring, yoga, walk and weight lifting or rather carrying. Yes, you should sleep wonderfully...
your piece has wonderful colors and texture. So peaceful as well as spent.

Victoria Stitch said...

yes the salt effect looks good! i used it yesterday but with smaller grains and it ended up looking like a stormy sky!

Victoria Stitch said...

yes the salt effect looks good! i used it yesterday but with smaller grains and it ended up looking like a stormy sky!

Dyche Designs said...

That illustration is just how I feel. Love the salt effect.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

I think I need a long sheet of your characters printed out so I can gaze upon them when I cannot sleep...they always look so soothing and relaxed and I actually feel relaxed when I see them...thanks,,I needed that!!!
This one is beautiful!!

Serpent Mandalas said...

Beautiful and peaceful! Love the colours too :).

Julia Guthrie said...

I love how many of your illustrations seem to mirror how I am feeling :)

And sea salt...I've never tried that. Only ordinary salt & rock salt...never could get the rock salt to do much tho.
I love the technique
xx

Patricia González Palacios said...

Está muy linda, me encanta la postura y los colores, besitos.

Foxglove Spires said...

A sleeping princess and the trees that are gently blowing in the breeze. So beautiful.

I love the salt effect it looks wonderful I have never though about this before.

Have a peaceful day. xxxx

SaraLynn said...

Firstly, I love the girl. I'm half-way through my first semester of grad school and this illustrates how I feel. Exactly. lol

The salt texture looks wonderful. My favorite part of this piece is the tree! The flow to the branches is so pretty and the leaves are so elegant. I also love that you chose to have create the tree in blue and purple. Beautiful.

dthaase said...

absolutely wonderful

Vita said...

I can relate to the feeling:)
and I have to say I adore the colors and the texture

Diane said...

Another fun one--wonderful!!

rachel awes said...

oh how i love thee, ms. spent.
xox