Monday, February 7, 2011

Illustration Friday: Reverse


Blame it on my graphic design background, but when I see the word "reverse", I immediately think of type or graphics "reversed out" of a background color, often black. And since I may not have time for another drawing this week, I decided to have my Illustration Friday entry double as a Valentine drawing of sorts. Granted, it's not your typical pink or red Valentine, so if you're more of a traditionalist, feel free to scroll down and enjoy the quince buds instead. Either way, Happy Valentine's Day!

Update: My drawing was selected as "Pick of the Week" on Illustration Friday! (It's a completely random selection process, but I'm still tickled. Maybe I should go buy a lottery ticket...)

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful rendering. Nice simple idea. Good stuff!

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  2. nice work, cool texture, i also like the unfinished line, who said it will be a heart??? a flower?

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  3. I love this! I'm tired of the usual reds and pinks too (even though I've been thinking of doing one this week anyway). I really love the quince buds too. Just beautiful!

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  4. I love the graphic quality of this and the lack of pink and red. Your drawings are beautiful! I also started life as a graphic designer so it's great to see your blog. I love your fascination with crayons. My favourite present as a child was my rainbow of felt tip pens.

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  5. Sarah,
    I love this one — such great Chiaroscuro! Perfect! Your work is wonderful and if you haven't already, I am now, but your work is so like John Burgoyne's, wonderful illustrator for Cook's Illustrated http://www.johnburgoyne.com/htm/interior_frame_port.htm

    And thank you for the best comment I've ever gotten on my blog, "eye candy." I'm so glad folks have to leave their urls... I will keep visiting.

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  6. Nice!

    (p.s. off topic, but I just have to share this - my word verification is "iwearbra". Does someone actually sit around and think about these things?!)

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  7. I love this. And being an old graphic designer "reverse out" was the first thing that came to my mind, too.

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  8. What nice comments! You all make me smile, laugh, and Penelope makes me blush with her mention of John Burgoyne. He is one of my idols, and has more talent in his big toe than I ever hope to have. I peruse his website and am awestruck, frankly. If there's even a hint of him in my work, it's purely the result of idol worship!

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  9. As one who deals with visual perception on a daily basis, I am blown away by your drawing. I now need to figure out how to incorporate it in an eye exam! "Which is better: right or left...black or white...?"

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  10. Absolutely marvelous take on the prompt and so beautifully executed! And my, your quince buds are so beautiful!! Loving the weather very much myself and my parents always told me of our hometown's roots and how it was "nothin' but orchards"...glad to hear you're enjoying the valley and warmth!

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  11. Great graphic solution! I could see this image as a poster or greeting card. I love the shadow, too!

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  12. This is unbelievably amazing...one of my favourite illustrations for this week's topic! And Valentine's Day too :) love your header! :)

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  13. Congrats on pick of the week! Wonderful interpretation too :D

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  14. Really great interpretation and drawn so well. Love it!

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  15. Congratulations on the Pick Of The Week! Beautifull interpretation! Simple, clean and right on target!I love your drawings!
    Happy Valentines!

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  16. beautiful - and a great interpretation of the topic

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  17. Hi Sarah, I just discovered your blog becaus of the pick of week at IF - congratulations! Your work is wonderful and oh, I´d sooo love to have chicken, too. I grew up with them.
    Last night I had a dream of little biddies and all day thinking about what that could mean - well, no idea, but finally now I came to your blog and read about chicken, like this!

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  18. I LOVE IT! Truly exceptional, clever and oh so apropos, with Valentine's day in our midst! Congratulations on a job well done Sarah!

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  19. Wow!! the simplest ideas are often the best one!! Very nice illo, and congrats on pick of the week!

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  20. Great concept....simple but clever.... very nice.

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  21. this is great, you really captured "reverse"

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  22. Happy Valentine's Day, Sarah! Thank you so much for popping by..hope you had a great day today!

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  23. I love this! Nice pencilwork, very clever. This is my first time on your blog, really like your work! Will be back again :)
    Hope you had a nice Valentine :)

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  24. hey Sarah, well what a great work. For once I agree with the people who did the selecting - you deserve it. Congrats :)

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  25. That is a really great concept and beyond that a super nice illo!!!

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  26. Superb drawings. Gorgeous pencil work. Amazing....

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  27. What a wonderful drawing, a really great job.

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