Sunday, March 19, 2006

Feet - Illustration Friday

A bridge for those with rivers to cross.

I was on holiday recently and sketched my feet and the the bridge comes from looking at many Chinese paintings. I am taken in by the principles of Chinese art where the composition is based on the ebb & flow of opposite strands which relate to each other.

23 comments:

gudbrandsdottir said...

Peaceful image you have here, great wiew! Also I saw your magical cat, great sketches!

ValGalArt said...

I love this! nice view and pretty feet!

Tulipland said...

lovely illo ! Nice view!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Theory well applied. Marvalous take on the subject.

Pomme said...

Cool illo and reminds me I need a vacation.

Linda said...

great take on topic, beautifully done.

The Unknown said...

Nice.
love

ratlion said...

Nice take on the topic...those feet look rested and happy! :) Like the line work...

eriesargonaut said...

Restful, very nice. I'll be in a place like that in a few months, can't wait!

Suzan said...

Great illo! Looks relaxing.

disappointed said...

beautifully crisp

carla said...

This really creates a mood, and I like the thought process that inspired it. The composition is cool...drawing us forward to the bridge. Good one:>

...Kat said...

love this
wish it were me feet there

matt said...

I like the direction from the feet through the bridge.

Ian T. said...

Excellent work! I can see the relationship to some great Japanese painters, such as Hiroshige and Hokusai - were these among your inspirations?

The clean light/dark, vertical/horizontal, straight/curved contrasts would really well. What a great picture!

TXArtcGal said...

Looks very relaxing! Love how you were inspired by Chinese art! Fantastic illo!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Very peaceful. Great compostion.

Jaimie said...

I love this illo. where were you vacationing? I'm envious!

Sea Angel said...

OoOoh!! This one is my favorite now. "Waiting" has been pushed down to the second place.
Totally loving this! The colors, the lines, the view, everything! Is just perfect.

Queen Tut said...

Glad you liked this illo, its one of my favourite too!I sketched my feet after a hard days skiing in Austria! So no where tropical! Gotcha!

Twisselman said...

I agree with Tony on the composition... wonderful. The footbridge adds a mysterious element. Very cool.

aynaku said...

I really like this...the composition is intriguing as well as the writing...

Neil Dempsey said...

your best one