Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Everyday Matters Challenge # 10: My Hand

hand in a sideview mirror
in the car

i drive to work, and sometimes get stuck waiting for cars to move. and when i do, i look at my hand in the sideview mirror and think how that may actually be a nice image. i did this drawing thinking it'd give me a slightly different way of seeing my hand, and it did. then i played with my wider nibs and ink... came up with a comic like feel.

i dunno. this whole thing is just a way to play with my options. since i don't have any pictures of my streets here in baltimore, i used some pics from my honeymoon (these were from big bend national park). not sure how i feel about the whole thing, though i'm still fond of the idea.

12 comments:

  1. I lo-ove this!! The line quality of the hand, the double background of mirror bg plus the view beyond, and the gesture itself--just ripe for a story!!

    What a great illustration for a short story or a book cover!

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  2. Perhaps the images from your trip is wishful thinking - that you would rather be in the national park instead of in the traffic on the way to work.

    Your illustration is imaginative and creative. Well done!

    Cheers,
    Robyn
    Scratches & Scribbles

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  3. Very cool, I like the mixed media approach.

    Detlef
    http://www.detlefjumpertz.com

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  4. really nice, jes. the movement of the bg and the mirror bg is done well

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  5. really interesting composition and idea!! Have to try this

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  6. Really nice! I love how you experiment and easily adapt new styles. What a talent!!!

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  7. What a neat viewpoint! And nice sketch.

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  8. I love this. I am always taking quick pics with my cell phone of the world reflected in my mirror. I love the idea of drawing something that I see in it.

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  9. I too like the idea, but as a whole I don't like the mix of dark inky drawn foreground and a very digital pastel background. Your hand drawing is amazing though. I think if you had a darker more urban background or at least more inky and not so digital i would like the piece as a whole more, but i can see you have a lot of fans, so It's just my 2 cents. Great idea non the less.

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  10. thanks for the feedback niff. i can see where you're coming from. i think i'd actually prefer to try to do something a bit less digital. some collage work i think would work nicely with it. and the dark & more urban bgs were really more of what i had in mind. the actuall drawing is so small, though, i don't feel like collage would be all that effective either. i'm definitely struggling with this piece.

    thanks for all the other wonderful and encouraging comments, everyone! the encouragement i receive from y'all never ceases to amaze me.

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  11. I'm no artist but I know what I like I think this is great. I was just browsing and stopped at this, I think is very interesting!

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