Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Inspire Me Thursday & Illustration Friday



acrylics, canvas 8x10

Doubling up on challenges this week and both are slightly late getting in but as they say, better late than never! I've been swamped moving all my stuff into my new studio space these last few weeks and getting organized. It's great being organized but a bit stifling for creative flow at least for me - I need to make a mess when I'm working on something other than drawing or sketching.

Anyhow, both challenge words IMT: 'Hats' and IF: 'Extremes' fit for this piece and obviously Hallowe'en had a small part in it too. I feel like these theme words also apply to me and how I've felt all year - trying on many 'Hats' to see which ones fit and taking 'Extreme' steps out of my comfort zone!!

I don't think this is quite finished - I still want to add some more contrast overall, especially to the hat. I also planned on painting something dangling off the end of the hat and possibly adding some text. However, I do like how this piece has a bit of a double take to it - it can be either one witch standing with feet turned out or 2 witches in a standoff for the hat. I'll leave that up to you to decide - on the other hand you may be seeing something different altogether, hee!

15 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow its amazing.

Patricia J. Mosca said...

Laura..
I like how you think!! Two different pictures...I see both!! VERY FUNNY!!
Have fun in your new studio place...and when you finish up, could you come over and organize mine?!?! LOL Better yet, let me know how long yours stays nice and orderly!!

Spontanity said...

Very nice:)

ValGalArt said...

Wonderful! Love the mystery!!!

Ursula Shaw said...

Terrific illustration!

md said...

lol funny and great colors

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

uhhh like it! Love those colors!

Gigi Minor said...

So cute! At first I saw it as one witch but now I see it as two! Go figure!

kimberley said...

Love those spindly green stockinged legs!

Right Brained Gal said...

Great piece. I love the colors and composition.

Laura Scarlett said...

I like the bold blocks of colour. Looking forward to seeing where you take it.

carla said...

Great for both topics! I like the combinayion of high and pointy!

Susan Tuttle said...

This piece is amazing!--I don't think it needs much more at all, perhaps nothing more. I love the stockings and shoes!

Wonderful pegboard in your studio!!

Susan
xoxo

Heather B. said...

Laura,
Very amusing and whimsical. Love the stockings and garter. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog! I've been lurking around your blog off and on today.(It's a very slow day at work.) Good luck with the studio! I can't believe how I'm reading through your blog and saying to myself..."I know what you mean!" (all the stuff in the studio and going through it all, the lack of storage in older homes, possibly selling your home in a year, working on illustration) I can totally relate! I'll be stopping by again! ....Oh, I also love your shoe sketch!

Debbie Egizio said...

This is really fantastic!