Sunday, February 13, 2011

Surrender



Well, I finally got this one finished.  I think... it's one of those illustrations that seemed to take me forever and I just finally decided to stop messing with it.  I will quite possibly change my mind when I look at it tomorrow. lol    I'm having deja vu, I must say that a lot. 
I'm already working on an illustration for IF's prompt Sweater and I'm determined to do something quick and simple, so I can get it posted this week.  That being said,  I'm not so great at simple; Sometimes I can do quick.  I say this to myself often and then the illustration takes on a life of it's own and becomes, well, complicated.  I envy those artists who can make a few lines or a loose sketchy image and simple color into a creative and solid piece of art. There is something to be said for simplicity and for me anyway, it's harder than it looks to make something very simple, yet very special. 

15 comments:

  1. Helolo Karen, this looks magnificent! The wall paper is really the piece de resistance :) The colours are zinging :)

    I hope you are not reading this and are making your sweater :)

    cheers from ears

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  2. Oh Karen! This is absolutely FAB-U-LOUS, my friend! I think this is one of your best pieces to date and it's well worth the wait. The details you add in each piece make your work stand apart from the rest. You just keep on keeping on and we'll see the sweater when you're good and ready. I'll be here to enjoy all of the details! Have a great Valentine's Day, Karen!!

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  3. Yes, yes, Andrew said it right. Zing zing zing! They are very engaging, and the colors are fantastic! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. Yes, I agree! This is absolutely wonderful! And I also agree that there is nothing harder than simple. Simple has to be clever and unique with so little. I really can't do it!

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  5. Happy Valentin's Day, Krista! May your life be filled with people you love and who love you back. That cowboy better be careful. The Indian can do karate! Tsup!

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  6. thanks everyone, hope you had a great valentines day!

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  7. Outstanding! Glad you were happy with your efforts and could call it day on this- Looking forward to your next great piece! :o)

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  8. love your choice of colour palette and that wallpaper looks great:)

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  9. Hey Karen! I can’t wait to see your sweater. :o) I’ll believe simple when I see it! You always go for pure excellence. Are you a perfectionist? I love this piece. Your character, background and pose are absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing...Oh and happy belated Valentine’s Day!

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  10. It's beautiful!Love characters and colors:)

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  11. Jack, you must have been posting this when I was posting my comment. Am I a perfectionist, are you kidding? I am ridiculously so. Thanks so much for the kind comment. Thanks Monica, I appreciate it!

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  12. : ) I can't wait to see your sweater piece, Karen!! : ) thanks for visiting today..you made my day.

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  13. Well done for persisting and finishing this. Lovely idea and execution of it.

    Know what you mean about simple. My style IS simple, but the amount of time I spend faffing about with the artwork before I leave it alone, and the number of different versions I end up with, wouldn't be believed!

    Good luck with your sweater picture.

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  14. Awe! This is really cute. Nice work.

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