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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. :)

7 comments:

Artsy Momma Chic said...

Very clever! Great Illustration!

benconservato said...

Well done, very different.

garth said...

Brilliant Vern! I love how the faces just match together like a puzzle piece in the ghost image.

Alina Chau said...

Great interpretation, that's exactly how an animtor feels also!

Michelle Lana said...

love it...great work!

Anna said...

awe, funny;
very nice

Jeannette said...

that's sweet