Sunday, July 10, 2005

Illustration Friday: Metropolitan

This week's theme for Illustration Friday is "Metropolitan".
Definition: Of, relating to, or characteristic of a major city
I perhaps made a bit of a stretch with my take on the metropolitan theme this week. I wanted to "zoom in" a bit down to the more intimate level of the big city - so I did images from a sidewalk cafe. This is a favorite setting for dessert and coffee with friends after a hard day of shopping in the city. I also went digital this week using Painter to get the desired, more loose look and the cut-out layered effect of the picture elements. (click here to see larger image). Although I was initially quite stumped as to how to proceed with this week's theme, I really enjoyed the process once I settled on my idea.

17 comments:

  1. I love this! Esp. the 3-D quality and the color combinations.

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  2. nice idea and illustration. i love the colors you used.

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  3. oh this is great! I also love the color combinations.. GreatIllo!

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  4. The colors work so well to give it a bright spring effect and I really likd the white around the objects to give that cut out look. It has a very uplifting feel.

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  5. I love it. Love the perky colors! Just discovered your blog a few days ago and love reading it.

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  6. Not a stretch at all...your concept and your illustration are equally delightful.

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  7. Beautiful layout and colours. Captures a big city from a very sunny, happy angle.

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  8. I agree. Love the colors, your style here, and your solution to the IF subject this week. Good job, Becky!

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  9. Very Sweet, I love the colors.

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  10. Anonymous11:59 AM

    I love it! Great take on the Metropolitan idea...very creative.
    Looks like a design that should be on the sign of that coffee shop in the city..."Metro Moments".

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  11. I have an urge for cake now!

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  12. lovely depiction for this week's theme, Bee! I, too, love some coffee after a hard day of shopping. Great colors and "close up"

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  13. Anonymous6:49 PM

    cool colors! mmm..*-* i wanna a pay..yuuuum

    Bana
    http://larvayyo.blogspot.com

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  14. I really thought you had cut these out! This is a great take on the theme and has an intimate feel, but mostly I reckon these should be on coasters in a coffee shop somewhere uptown!

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  15. Beautiful! I would totally buy this if it were a card!

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  16. Anonymous5:32 PM

    Great, and different than the buildings most of us has illustrated. The cup is my favourite. I love it.

    wynlen
    wynleDesign

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  17. It is awesome. I love it.

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