26 November 2006

Illustration Friday: Invention


It's Saturday night... I really didn't feel like working on my continuous projects, so I decided to take a break and try something new. The message in this piece might be a bit lost, but I was kind of excited to use pink this time. I was thinking of all these modern inventions that bring us closer together, but distance us so much more. Instead of feeling flesh and sharing conversation, we sometimes prefer taking a look through pictures or a listen to sound waves over a phone. Ok... I have had wine tonight, but not that much! Seriously, think about it. My brother and some friends used to have weekends in New Hampshire together where we would turn off all lights, tele, phones and force ourselves to have Puritan night. Some of my best memories still are those nights where we shared company and conversation without any texting, photos, blogs, internet, phones, anything... I often miss New Hampshire.

16 comments:

benconservato said...

I really like it, it is not off track at all! I love the colours too. That is exactly how my Saturday night was, creating.

Furball said...

Anyone else see the irony in lovely Kelly making this argument on her internet blog?
8-)
"Sometimes Irony can be pretty ironic."

anne said...

I love your illustration. Very ambiguous... a sweet and poetic atmosphere for a message full of regrets. I like this way of thinking.

robertc said...

Wonderful piece! I love your linework and subtle colors. Very creative in it's simplicity. The characters are just gorgeous.

ValGalArt said...

Your invention is spectacular! I like the way your mind seems to have one hand in the past and one in the present. Totally cool!!!!

michael dailey said...

great looking illoo and comments, lov the bkgd

Amy Zaleski said...

I love the historical aspect, the richness of the background, the lines, the composition, the colors, and most of all your story. What a special memory to have.

rottentuna.com said...

sassy! just love it

scribblydoodler said...

The smaller the world gets, the greater the distance between people becomes. Or something like that. Anyway, nicely crafted illustration.

PaintMonster said...

waaao great style!
beautiful finish work!!

Diane Duda said...

very nice! the pink is lovely!

Michelle Lana said...

wonderful, the top illo's background is great! nice work!

Jeannette said...

Very nice! good point, too

Nate said...

Beautiful work! Love the style and textures...and pink is good too. I agree with you. We live in such a "connected" world that we don't make real connections. I see so many people calling or text messengering someone just down the street...whatever happened to walking up to someone and just conversing face to face?

Abigail said...

Beautiful - captures the theme to a T.

Bonnie said...

Man, "Puritan night," sounds awesome. I want one!