Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Illustration Friday - "Carry"



My inspiration for this piece is the beautiful and mysterious last line of John Cheever's short story "The Country Husband": “Then it is dark; it is a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains.”

24 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful illustration. I just love the whole atmosphere of it...and the colors of the elephant are sublime!

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  2. i like the elephants feet, so tender. the golden sky sends out so much warmth....

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  3. I love everything about this. Wonderful piece!

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  4. Wow, really cool! The scope of it is so grand. Love your style!

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  5. Hi Joan,
    Your artwork is exceptional
    I have visited your blog and everything I've seen I liked.
    unfortunately I wanted to be your follower, but could not.
    congratulations for your art!

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    1. Thank you, Roberto. I've updated my blog to accept followers. Thanks for pointing that out to me.

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  6. This is fantastic!! So balanced, I love your style!!!

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  7. This is so beautiful. I love the sense of tranquility.

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  8. How beautiful! The silence and stillness of an magical morning in a fairytale kingdom!

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  9. Now I read that it is sunset! Well it's definitly the low sun that makes the wonderful atmosfere.

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    1. Thanks, Hedwig. It is supposed to be evening. I've been playing around with a limited palette and I liked the peach colored sky with the browns and greys.

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  10. Lovely tranquil (as Betsy said) scene. I love the colours, clouds and the way the negative shapes between the elephant's legs replicate the shapes of the mountains.

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  11. The softness of this illustration is so enjoyable :)

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  12. Beautiful illustration! Love your art style! Happy holidays!

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    1. Thank you, Neogi. Happy Holidays to you, too!

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