Aug 4, 2006

Illustration Friday: Capture


I think this weeks Illustration Friday theme capture is very fun! It can be interpreted in so many ways. In my work I strive to capture a persons life and personality to tell their story. Especially when doing piece from found photographs. I have said this before, and will forever: the story is in the eyes.

This is one of my favorite favorite photos. This disheveled guy with his boutonnière. I envision him being a groomsmen at a wedding and he has had a bit too much too drink. He is a tad lonely. Hoping to find a chickie to chat up, but he's that angry guy. Cute, mischievous, wounded. Years ago a girl broke his heart, and now he puts up defenses to eliminate future possibilities of pain. I can go on . . . but I wont. I am sure you can imagine the rest.

This piece was just finished yesterday in a batch I am working on for FC next weekend. I am 2/3rds of the way through. I feel like I am running an art marathon! I can see the finish line! It is behind Meltdown Comics on the 12th!


**Each piece is done on a 6"x8" canvas. I should have said that! Sorry!! ;)

27 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

enjoyed looking at your series of atcs; very uniform style

Samm said...

I've seen your posts a few times and they always capture my attention. No pun intended! You are right, it must be the eyes!

Fiestoforo said...

Beutiful collages
Congratulations
Rgs

Geninne said...

The eyer are a the window to the soul...and you've captured it beautifully!!! Wonderful art!

frank h said...

very nice art work

BGOZ said...

Capturing the image, as well as the medium of the image through collage. The quality of the photo speaks also many volumes. Great stuff.

:)=

Funky Finds said...

Hey girlie! Your pieces for FC look fantabulous! But of course they do...they are yours. Have a great weekend!

ilana's gallery הגלריה said...

I like your collages. very nice

JO said...

These are all lovely, nice work.

hemelsgroen said...

Beautiful as always, you seem to know just what to add to these photos to let them stand out. I'm a big fan.

murphy girl said...

these are incredible! i wish i was doing an art marathon! the stress must be enormous, but the exhilaration so worth it! well done!

susan said...

what a guy michelle! strong silent type i figure!
beautiful layout of 6x8s! good luck!

Diane Duda said...

Another beautiful piece. I always love the faces you choose.

melba said...

I really love your work. Your whole blog was great to see.

decor8 said...

michelle you totally rock it out girl!
i'm sure your work will be very well received at felt! :) if i could make it, you know i would, but i'm totally looking forward to all the pics you told me that you're planning to snap. im me if you're online this weekend, i'll be on/off, but in town nonetheless, so i'll be around.
xo
holly

Shiho Nakaza said...

the eyes captured my attention...i thought they belong to a serial killer (!) before i read your much-gentler descrpition. nice work! thanks for letting me know about felt club, too!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

wonderful mixing your art into one large piece... yet captured into a whole, very appealing, the eyes bring you in and hold you with a tenderness.

Ouissi Gresty said...

These are beautiful...I love your style...

Ouissi x

The Dark Lord Omz said...

That collage is fabulous. Amazing work.

The Unknown said...

Wonderful stuff.
love

claudine hellmuth said...

another wonderful collage! love it!

Tulipland said...

great work!

aoisart said...

I love these faces collages, great work!

AnastasiaC said...

this is a beautiful piece - what a stunning guy, he does seem kinda lost....

Aslan said...

Very nice work. I love the depth that your art has. Have you had any exhibits lately?

Anonymous said...

They look most amazing in person!!

Evoke-Designs by Lorraine said...

These are fantastic! I really love your work...