Thursday, June 10, 2010

Illustration Friday - Trail


When I started this theme, I wanted most to show ambivalence about which trail to follow. I didn't want to do a fork in the trail in the woods. So, I allowed myself some liberty and this is where my imagination led me.

10 comments:

Mary Sue Penn said...

Really creative! I love your depiction of people. Great use of color!

Annie Napolean said...

I like the way you have captured the moment before the action, not the mention the colors and textures :)

Sarah Pecorino said...

I love your hand with the colored pencil. Beautiful! I also really like your composition. It has a lot of movement, which I'm always trying to convey in my own pieces. Nice job!

Mohita said...

What a beautiful style!

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Intriguing! I am drawn in and want to know the story. The movement, color, shapes are so beautiful. I love how your style has evolved, Marion!!

Breadwig said...

Oh my, this is WONDERFUL. Magic!

Marilee said...

Wonderful color and composition, Marion. Are yoiu working all in colored pencil now?

Marion Eldridge said...

Thank you all so much for the very generous comments! I'm honored.

Marilee, I have been doing a combination of acrylic and colored pencil lately. I still want to paint though. I had been using alkyds for awhile. This colored pencil and acrylic works well for small pieces and it's taking me about the same amount of time that it would to paint the same piece. Maybe even faster than painting. I want to start doing some bigger pieces though -paintings. Nice to have a couple of options.

NightenGail said...

I always enjoy seeing other illustrators use colored pencil, since that's what I use for my colored illustrations. Great saturation on the colors, without being too florescent! What a fun drawing.

Marion Eldridge said...

Thank you, NightenGail! I loved seeing how you work too!