Saturday, May 13, 2006

I-Fri: Angels & Devils


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rotated so you can see the eevil deveel:



This one stumped me at first. My first first thought was of MC Escher's Angels&Devils (below). This one is inspired by that. While sketching, I started thinking of the light and dark playing off each other, and how that is like the chinese Yin Yang. And there it was, idea born. I was going to leave it B&W at first, but I rather like the colour in the end. done with ink & Photoslop.

and here is a Escher's take on the theme:



enjoy!

21 comments:

Geninne said...

Escher was the first thing that came to my mind too. Your illo is great! Loved the line work and the colors too. Very clever!

Liz Jones said...

Oh, this is adorable!! I also thought of Escher when I saw the theme this week. What a fun version!

Stefano D. said...

These are wonderful---I'm curious though (about people's I.F. postings in general)>>>did you create any of this work specifically for Illustration Friday's theme or was it work that you'd already created and posted to match the theme?

P.S. Big M.C.Escher fan too! Love it.

Megnonimous said...

dude, same here...wierd.
good lines, and cute idea!

Amy Zaleski said...

You were very successful here ~ very effective illustration!

Teri C said...

Great job! Love the medallion.

Wee Cottage said...

Oh my goodness we had the same idea...how funny. I thought my idea was so unique...GRIN - Your illustration is wonderful. Great job.

benconservato said...

I love the idea, it is very clever!
Your style is great too.
Funny the associations people make. Be flattered!

lil kim said...

Thanks everyone!
stefano d.: everybody is different but in general i try to create a new piece specifically for i-f's theme - it keeps the creative juices flowing! I only post pre-made illos if i'm really busy and have no time to create a new one.

Sweet Pea said...

I really like the texture in this, it looks like a print, colours are great too!

Diane Duda said...

Love the circular shape, and yes the colors are perfect.

georg said...

Marvellous works - I think both the images would be nice to a cd- if one could bare to cut out to the round hole in the middle..
Yes, Escher has made a lot of great stuff -

Alina Chau said...

BEautiful and sweet design!!

Roz Foster said...

I love their little opposing expressions!

shoofly said...

this is a great take on the theme! nice work!

ratlion said...

Hello...Nice illo! Like the linework and style..very loose and free-flowing :) And love your blog header too!
Cheers

Lou said...

You did a great job with this. I also like the expressions you gave them. Very angelic and devilish. Again, great job!

Natura said...

This is so charming, love their expression, very well done illustration.

carla said...

Very clever...and very weel executed. It has a great graphic style (love the Escher influence) and works so well conceptually. After all, the conflict between good and evil just keeps going round and round...

natascha said...

A great idea. Beautiful!

Michael O'Connell said...

they look perfectly happy together… great style in a great illo…