Tuesday, March 9, 2010

IF_Brave

Here is the finished version for this weeks Illustration Friday prompt, Brave. I am also using it for Monday Art Day's theme Circus. Hope you like it. It was lots of fun to paint. Thank you for visiting and please leave a comment! I love to read what you have to say and I appreciate it!

21 comments:

  1. It's absolutely beautiful! I love the atmospheric feel to it.

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  2. Marvelous!! Fantastic shadows! Love the woodgrain, and she is still sassy!!

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  3. Wow! This is really very awesome! Thanks for posting the previous two. It's so interesting to see other people's works in progress. A reminder for me to do the same.

    Great work!

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  4. Karen this is stunning! I love all the little details you have in this - the wood grain, her tatoo and that lovely sparkly outfit - awesome work!

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  5. AWESOME! I enjoy seeing the progress, I'm glad I'm not the only one who does. What apps are you using? This is fantastic work!

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  6. Really cool to see the finished work with the wip posts, too! This would be a great series!

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  7. Thank you guys, Matt I use Corel Painter X and Photoshop CS3 and a Wacom Intuos 3. It was so fun to do, I may do a series Michele, thanks for the idea.

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  8. this is really an amazing piece...i like how you showed the illustration's progression. I am amazed by your work with Corel and Photoshop.

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  9. what susan said! This is my favourite work of your so far I think, The difference is in the unity, Everything works perfectly together

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  10. This one is a definitely a WOW piece! Great Work!

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  11. WOOOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!! OMG!!!! HOW FREAKING AWESOME IS THIS??? OH Girl you put your foot in it for sure! I love it! I really do. This is just stellar work. I love the colors and the distressed look to the piece as well. Looks so retro and vintage indeed he he he he! All the things I love. Woman you ROCK!!! To the highest. Fabulousness!

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  12. Oh this came out soooooo GREAT!! Wowie! I love her dress.

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  13. I knew this was going to be a great one! Wow! This is my fave for the week. Karen you are so amazing!

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  14. Very nice illustration. Love the way you've built the transparencies in the ballon

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  15. Thank you for the flattery, I promise not to let it go to my head ;)! You all are so sweet and encouraging. If I can find the time I might do a series, I love vintage looking carnival/circus illos. Not sure why, but this was a lot of fun, so I've been sketching a few ideas for another one this week.

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  16. Great illustration.. I love your color choice and it's beautifully rendered!!

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  17. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for next time Karen! There's an award for you at my blog!

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  18. UH-MAY-ZING! Nuff said! WOW!

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  19. Hi Karen! This is a wonderful piece — it really stands out. Somehow the showman's (show-woman's?) personality just shines, which kinda sums up, for me, the essence of performing in a circus or sideshow. And, of course, you'd have to be plenty brave to do something like this! Yoiks!

    Thanks for my "Sunshine" award! You are def. deserving of the same, and it's great to share the sunshine as we share our little art explorations. Keep on sharing!

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  20. Wow wow WOW, this is just all kinds of wonderful! Love the colors and that calm, confident look on her face. I always enjoying watching your work-in-progress pieces evolve. You always rock it!

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