Friday, January 26, 2007

Illustration Friday: Red

I don't generally use a lot of red in my work. I tend to gravitate toward cool and neutral colors, and prefer to think about the life and quiet work of the soul in the people I draw. Lately, however, experience has forced me to embrace colors and feelings about which I am unsure, colors that make me uncomfortable. There is something inherently not safe about red for me. Risks have always come for me in awkward lumps, like sleeping on an unmade bed. Then, in the between times, I am floating in a cool water, safely knowing the bottom is in reach.
Just now I am wrestling with the covers, in a lumpy bed, half awake, waiting for morning.

6 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very interesting effect

Detlef said...

I too prefer the more neutral tones of graphite, have to say that I didn't like this topic at all - still you've done a good job with this - it has softish, sepia feel to it.

studio lolo said...

I usually work in blues and greens mostly. When I saw this week's word I wasn't sure what I'd do, but strangely enough I enjoyed it. It made me go outside of my comfort zone. Red is a powerful color, but I was determined to create something soft, and so my "lady in red" came to be.
I like what you've done. And I also enjoy your writing! Thanks for stopping by :)

get zapped said...

This is a really cool piece. I think it's great, you're reaching beyond your comfort zone. Color is a powerful design tool. It's says so much! Nice work!

BLUEYEDUCKstudios said...

Red is life. Red is death. Red is passion. Red is blood and redemption. Red is sin and evil. Red is controversial and comforting.

Red covers it all.

I love Red.

I haven't seen you in... forever...
I'm glad you are back to making art my friend...

joy in the journey,
ducky

Saturn said...

I wish if i can share my art reserch portal with you.