Sunday, October 22, 2006
Illustration Friday: Ghost
I attended a play this weekend which used shadows to symbolize how an actor felt without actually saying it. It worked out pretty well. So, it inspired me enough to use it for my this week's theme: "ghost" . Submitting an image having something to do with the upcoming Halloween theme would have been great, but I couldn't get this image out of my head.
One challenge was trying to make the couple look like they were in different rooms. My uncolored sketch didn't make it too apparent until I started painting it. I realized I could change their room colors to give the illusion of being in different places. Later, I added the heart shape just in order to finish off the composition. It tied everything together and gave a backdrop so I could tone the opacity down of the "cyber couple". If I had to give this piece a title, it would be "cyber-ghosts".
Happy week everyone. :)