Saturday, January 5, 2013

Illustration Friday - EDGE


"When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere."
- D. H. Lawrence
This week's topic at Illustration Friday is EDGE.
I haven't quite decided if she is waving happily as she prepares for her leap off the edge or if she is giving the "talk to the hand" gesture to those behind her who are trying to talk her back from the edge.  What do you think?
Used some new Mister Huey's spray with a stencil on the background.  The usual suspects of Washi tape, acrylic paint, Sharpie paint pen made their appearance but the oil pastels are a new addition to the art journal.
 Colors used are courtesy of the current Play Date Cafe Challenge.
Linking to Sunday Sketches.

18 comments:

clare said...

Love that quote! Fab work as always. X

Auroran Lauriel said...

Beautiful color contrast and subtle patterns added with spray paint. Yes, I can totally see her waiving goodbye OR giving the talk-to-the-hand gesture! :) That's delightful that it can be read either way. And either way you read it, there is no denying that her posture is very confident--she approaches that edge with great self-awareness (so it seems to me). Beautiful illustration. :)
Cheers

WrightStuff said...

I think it's 'talk to the hand'... it's not a big drop. She's cool, she knows what she's doing. She's a girl that likes to take risks because it's often the only way to move forward.

:)

Robyn Greenhouse said...

love your picture and the quote!

Carol L McKenna said...

she is illustrated very well, love the quote and the overall composition is delightful! More!

A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

Anne Manda said...

Love the image and it's wonderful colors! Great quote, too!

Sarah Evans said...

This is gorgeous. The colours are so vibrant and I really love her attitude no matter what hand signal she's giving :)

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Debbie said...

your painting is great! love the quote...she is wise to take the leap!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful art journal page! Love how you used the colors and that girl is so cute!! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe

Lynn Cohen said...

I love the colors!!!! Beautfully stenciled too! Lovely piece!

Gallery Juana said...

visiting from sunday sketches.
great quote. These are materials I haven't used before and have piqued my interest.

Alexandra said...

Welcome to SS, Michelle! I just love your painting. Love the colors and your style. :)

veronica said...

i think she is listening to madonna's "Vogue". she is striking a pose, there's nothing to it!

DJ said...

i tried to join. never heard from them..... anyhoo great art!

Tam Hess said...

She seems to be pushing the past behind her and moving toward the unknown and exciting future! Well, to me she seems that way. LOVE LOVE the quote and the bright beautiful colors. :)

pauline said...

too funny... my first thought was how your girl was giving us the "talk to the hand, baby! i'm JUMPING this sucker!!" It's the cocked head. :-) And then i read your words & literally LOL'd. We are SO friggin' alike!! LOL. Your artwork is so much fun. i love how you add textures to it. Beautiful. xox

Cindy D. said...

Looks like "talk to the hand" to me! She is wonderfully expressive. I hope the landing is soft!

Amy said...

I really like this and the quote too. Great job!!!