Thursday, August 21, 2008

IF - Detach

My first drawing for illustrationfriday.com. The theme this week is "detach". Pen and Ink with lamp black watercolor wash and drybrush.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great piece. Nicely executed! !

Og Roberts said...

Wow.

The metaphor is good. The compositions is good. The expressions are good.

It's all good.

Nice work. I really enjoy it and the theme of her making a choice to leave those friends.

Nicola said...

A truly beautiful, emotional piece.

damon said...

really nice piece

i like it

stangy said...

Wonderful composition really conveys the message.

illustrations by doni said...

very nice...welcome aboard IF is very addictive.

kslaughter said...

Great image! I particularly like the way you did the background--very effective.

Connie said...

Wow! Where will you go from here!?

Cherryskin said...

Gorgeous. It makes me look at all the faces and wonder who they are and what they're all about.

Jess Noutch said...

HI dAVE, just wandering through Illustration Friday's Detach topic; i think your image captures the brief very succinctly.

Looking at your other work posted on your fridge, it seems like your pen and ink images have more vitality than the acrylic paintings? You have a real skill depicting character and anatomy, i would do more of these kind of images if i were you!

Jess Noutch
(www.ilovepaint.co.uk perhaps i'll join illo friday soon!)

Dave H said...

Thanks, everyone.

Jess, thanks for your comments. I think my paintings are more static than my drawings, too. That is probably because I have been cartooning and drawing for most of my life, but painting is a more recent pursuit. I'm still going to pursue it though. By the way, your website has some great pieces.