Monday, July 17, 2006

StudioFriday: ViewFromAbove

This "view from above" illustration is based on an old "Deep Thoughts of Jack Handey" that goes like this: "If you're an ant and you're walking across the top of a bowl of pudding, you probably have no idea that the only thing between you and certain disaster is the strength of that pudding skin." (Read more deep thoughts here). ...And here are two things that make up this illustration... 1. The pencil drawing, varied darker and to a red hue for more drama: &2. The textured shapes alone: Well I really like the look of that one without line. But for this, it is just too happy...there's just no dramatic feel to it without the red line. The line drawing is on a layer above the textured shapes layer, on "Multiply." By the way, the tight vertical format and the way things are set on diagonal are other tricks to communicate that there is a drama. (Cuz of the possibility that the ant could fall into this bowl of pudding--hence the quote above.) After I did this, I found that apparently this subject was kinda supposed to have something to do with my studio itself. So here is a photo of somebody who is hanging above my studio every day: it's a parachuting monkey


At Wed Jul 19, 05:32:00 PM, Blogger Stacia said...

Clever illo! Ant and pudding skin...unique combination (urp!) Cheers!

At Wed Jul 19, 11:47:00 PM, Blogger Ellen said...

The illustration is clever and creative, and I can't say that I've ever seen a parachuting monkey before!

At Thu Jul 20, 07:45:00 AM, Blogger Anke said...

I hope the ant doesn't fall in ;) Great work.


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