Sunday, January 28, 2007

Illustration Friday: Red


Red carries with it many meanings. Red is drama, risk, determination, and passion, but unfortunately, too much red can backfire.

23 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

This is awesome angela....great characters....very nice!

Michelle said...

Love your style. Nice design, I particularly like the woman.

Diane Duda said...

love this! the color combination is beautiful!

Darice said...

Wonderful tone and expressions...great interpretation!

Majeak Ann said...

oh...hehe definitely drama, great illo, good definitions ^ ^

Amy Zaleski said...

Oooh, I can sense the tension here....but they look so nice and all dressed for a date. Hopefully they'll kiss and make up. Love the border!

Julia Kelly said...

Great take with a little bit different angle! Your characters are very expressive in a very simple way- nice job!!

tusen said...

Really great! I love the way you presented the characters, I love the combination of red and grey and I really like the background pattern.

Trevor Pitt said...

Nice tension Angela. This is a kick arse piece!

There's been a crap load of drama in my life lately. Fortunately I'm just a bystander for the most part. But it sucks choosing sides.

Oh, and I'm so much more fun than this guy on a date. :)

Stay cool in Chi-town, -a.

Alina Chau said...

Love your use of the color to tell a story!! wonderful delicated illo!

mrana said...

Absolutely lovely!

julie said...

very telling illustration

md said...

yep looks like the passion has run out them. oh thanks for ur prompt on the empire of the sun on kelmurphy's blog

Stacia said...

You've captured their expressions perfectly. Love the layout...you have a most unique style.

wynlen said...

Nice illustration. I like the colors you have used.

Anette Heiberg
www.wynlen.no

Lu*** said...

Hola! beautiful illo! enchating "red characters"

glimbit said...

I know the heart in the background is breaking and there is tension in the space between their shoulders, but they haven't turned their backs on each other yet. They're kind of leaning in, still connected. I think things will work out!

Whew, thanks for the therapeutic moment, Angela. The mood is strong in this piece, the kind of mood that goes beyond lines on paper (or pixels of light on ... cathode ray tubes.)

tara said...

This is a great illustration. I love your characters, the textures and the colors. How do you do your pieces? Drawn and then colored in Photoshop? Whatever you're doing it looks really neat. I loved the last piece too. Lots of texture.

Pickledog said...

The composition is super! I like the broken heart shape framing the characters. Their expressions and body positioning are perfect.

Bron Smith said...

I always enjoy your work. You have such a unique, appealing style.

tiffini elektra x said...

Oh - I really love this one. Great framing and the way you did the clothes and hair. Your illustrations always have such wonderful colors and patterns.

Roz Foster said...

Heh. Super expressions on these folks' faces--body language, too. I love the way the suggestion of a heart in the frame of this looks like a growing fissure... Super, Angela.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Great work! There seems to be a lot of story going on here! More than a thousand words worth!