Saturday, July 22, 2006

Illustration Friday: Opposites




Fairy tales have some great opposites, especially Hansel and Gretel. (Probably my favorite story.) This is actually the second version of this piece. I got some help with the composition from Simon and I think it's turned out much better. Also, I'm heading to Siggraph next week in Boston! Hooray! I'm excited to have a mini vacation and meet up with some old freinds. Any other artists heading out there?

17 comments:

claudine hellmuth said...

great illo! I love the lighting and how it leads the eye through the piece.

Tony LaRocca said...

Wouldn't a Gingerbread house have a major bug problem? Though I suppose the hag would have had some good extermination spells. Cool pic.

murphy girl said...

spooky and intriquing!

irisz said...

it's very beautiful and very magical!

Sweet Pea said...

Very moody - I love dark fairytale worlds :)

Kaya said...

Wow... tempting and sinister all at once...

JO said...

Wonderful opposite, and a very nice piece.

Brandi said...

This is so beautiful! I love that lighting coming from the background. Excellent use of values!

mjc said...

mysteriously appealing...

desire said...

very good. Nice depth and contrast in light. Inviting and scary at the same time.

bill zeman said...

wow- very well done. It reminds me a little of the illustrations by Steve Johnson in the frog prince continued

dahlgirl said...

great moodsetter. i love that you made candy canes sinister!

steve said...

Nice and creepy touch with the axe in the tree stump right by the begining of the trail. Sorta like an early warning sign for alert people...
:-D

stevePoisonPencil

Cez said...

great contrast...love your style

Franfou said...

very nice rendering !

SIM-R said...

Nice Bill . Piece looks great man . Keep 'em coming .

Adimals Staff said...

That looks really great. Nice take on the topic. I'll be at Siggraph next week too. I can't wait. Maybe I'll run into you. Have fun!

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