Friday, March 04, 2005

Illustration Friday - JAZZ 2 - Flapper


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I couldn't resist doing a flapper... I had all these images in my head. I did this in Open Canvas and did the blur and glow effects with Photoshop. I wanted to capture a sense of movement - let me know if I succeeded. This is what it started off as (straight from Open Canvas).

I'm really trying hard to get better with technique and appreciate everyone's comments - constructive and complimentary. I don't have any tutorials... it's trial and error and making notes about what I'm doing that I like and what I shouldn't do because it looks like fudge. I do get inspired from looking at everyone else's fabulous work at Illustration Friday!

10 comments:

Lauren said...

I really like it. I think there is a sence of movement and the colors make it very lively. Good job.

Anonymous said...

you really did catch the movement, the this-and-that of the beads versus the skirt...cool! btw, left my email @ your xanga guestbook, couldn't find your link!
-kerry

Joe said...

Wow! She is lovely!

Amy said...

Nice. This is very, very pretty! The colors are electric.

Ms Elle said...

Thank you everyone for the encouragement and the wonderful comments! I'm feeling super bolstered now! :)

seabreeze said...

I feel the energy of her dance through your use of blur and glow effects. I love the choice of colours you used: the bold red and purple are a great combination. She is pretty and very much alive.

Anonymous said...

Ms Elle, this is gorgeous.

ingrid

starky said...

Nice! I also like the first version with no effects, you're really getting better :)

Leslie said...

WOW!
Such great movement in this illo (from her tassles to her necklace!). Colors work really well too!
*Applause!*

Lil Wytch said...

oh wow, that rocks! Great dress!