Saturday, January 06, 2007

Illustration Friday - Buzz

As in Caffeine BUZZ - my day doesn't start until i have a cup (or 2) of this eye opening, brain cell boosting, heart pumping brew that has me BUZZing around in no time =)

oil pastels on bristol vellum, 5x7*
*this new size & format is the start of a series of small pieces for 2007 for all the different mediums i like to work with, i'm hoping this *limitation* will bring more structure to my work and ideally result in a collection suitable for greeting cards and/or to use as prototypes for larger pieces


Blogger the enigma said...

it's a lovely work with pastel..!

1/06/2007 5:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to take my buzz-buzz Caffeine!

1/06/2007 6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hehehe... I'm having my second one right now ;)

It's a lovely illo, Laura.

1/06/2007 7:27 AM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

love your coffee illo!

1/06/2007 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the BUZZ! great work and well, i am with you, no coffee no buzz, no work well!~

1/06/2007 3:41 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i love this! it imparts a beautiful feeling like coffee washing over me when i need it most! im wih you, i need at least 2 cups in the morning and you might not want to talk to me until then. Wonderful work and blog!!!

1/06/2007 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the color combination.

1/06/2007 8:32 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

very nice!

1/07/2007 6:15 AM  
Blogger Simply Black and White said...

Caffeine buzzes ARE the best!

I especially like how you did the steam and how it branches out instead of just single lines.
Great job!!

1/07/2007 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice work on your site. I love the recent piece on BUZZ. I too need that kick in the morning before getting anything done. Thank you for stopping by. The comment you left was really nice. Hope to see you back real soon. I might even have the Paper Wasp Queen done. Thanks again.

1/07/2007 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the curly tendrils of caffeine laced aroma...

1/08/2007 7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really lovely. Wonderfully painted and I really love the contrast of the black and white cloth against the rest of the painting. Great illustration! :)

1/08/2007 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the look of this.

1/10/2007 2:27 PM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

VELLUM!!! I just had a student working in oil pastels and didn't like the fact the paper was 'peeling'...I bet vellum would take care of that...nice fold in the fabric for visual interest...and I hadn't tried the colorless the 'lead' a clear medium or is it more like a blending stick that you never use up?

1/10/2007 2:44 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

thanks everyone for the great feedback - really appreciate your time and comments.

brian - yes the vellum finish on this paper is awesome, it's heavy weight Strathmore 2-ply Bristol, no peeling at all and i really work it with all the blending i do =)

re: the prisma blender - looks opaque but actually it's clear & sharpens like a reg. pencil

1/10/2007 8:42 PM  
Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

nice; i like the depth of the fold in the fabric

1/11/2007 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really love the color combination of this piece. Very cool and the swirls. . .are so awesome.

1/14/2007 11:46 AM  

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