Sunday, October 01, 2006

IF - Quiet


He was biking on his way home through the quiet village road.

oh. another frustrating watercolor process. i didn't put the shadows right (it's suppose to have lots of branches shadows on the road), but i was so tired... *ugh*
well, i hope you like it...

56 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

aww, beautiful one, Enigma! love this piece a lot!

Maja Veselinovic said...

This is perfect!!! It’s good to be critical about own work, but in this case you shouldn’t be at all :-)

steve said...

I love it and wouldn't have even noticed if you haven't mentioned it. Reminds me of a quiet road I'd bike on when I went to college. Lovely job!

Tony LaRocca said...

Looks like a nice place to be.

Jana Bouc said...

I think it's a lovely watercolor. I was admiring it and was surprised by your disappointment in it. It's always so frustrating when a painting doesn't turn out the way we want it to, but sometimes, given a few days, it can be accepted for just what it is instead of what it is supposed to be. Personally I love it and think the sahadows look just right, and the colors are very lush.

the enigma said...

thanks everyone! i'm sorry, i think i made a mistake earlier. what i meant is frustrating watercolor "process" instead of "piece". i had corrected it. actually i quite satisfied with the piece since i never paint a view before! :-)

michael dailey said...

i think it looks good to many braches would distract from it and give it a totally different feel

annax said...

Beautiful work!

Renee Kurilla said...

I agree with Jana...the shadows are just right. Maybe it's just a different time of day than you planned it to be :) Woods are so hard and time consuming. I dunno how you do it, but you do it! How big are the pieces you submit?
Every week I grow more and more anxious for Friday to come just to see new illustrations. Is that sad? :) hehe

the enigma said...

true, woods are hard, i had to put many layers of colors on the tree just to find the right colour. i still have to practice a lot.
oh, this is 17 cm x 21 cm.

Liz Jones said...

Oooh! Lovely lovely!!!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful and peaceful!

rhani said...

I enjoyed it too much I didn't even notice the 'shadow thing' u mentioned :D
Love it! Reminds me of my childhood..

Issi said...

Hello hello :o))beautiful illo, I love your forest :o)

Monica said...

Just lovely! You've captured such a sense of tranquility is this painting. I wish I could transport myself there.

atelie luna said...

Great colors and the shadows are perfect!

Tammy Good said...

This is a very beautiful watercolor!

Lu*** said...

yes, I love it! :)
wondeful landscape!
saludos

dex mission said...

i like how u used red to make the kid pop from the forest greens :)

jim bradshaw said...

It's okay about the shadows. You have the artistic license. It may have over complicated the piece. I like it as is. Nice job.

Tiger Mouse said...

I agree with the other comments - this piece is great - no need to be critical of it! It's a great image.

JO said...

Very peaceful. Lovely.

Sulea said...

What a totally spacious awesome scene. the shadows are just right. If it was any more complicated, i think the scene would lose the atmosphere it has right now. the long shadows extend the spaciousness and majestic-ness of the tall trees!!

love
Sulea

Toni said...

You know if you had not mentioned the shadows I would not have noticed. I love the view it is so peacful and quiet. Wonderful job and the colors are excellant.

Amy Zaleski said...

I love it! The little touch of red on his shirt is such a nice focal point among all the green. I wouldn't have noticed the shadows either. Lovely work!

Traci Bixby said...

I love how the trees intertwine at the top of the piece. The yellows in the background are so peaceful. Very nice!

alex said...

This is beautiful and peaceful and quiet. Green is that way naturally, and you use the color perfectly.

Sweet Pea said...

I think this is lovely and rich, and the shadows look great. Remember, you always have the right to use artistic license...:)

murphy girl said...

what a lovely path!

Suzanne said...

This is beautiful. Such a quiet, peaceful scene. The trees rise over the bike rider like cathedral arches. Great watercolor! :)

wynlen said...

I like this, it's very peaceful. And I love the little red shirt among all that green.

Anette
www.wynlen.no

Bron Smith said...

Your work is very beautiful. I think it will be sooner than ten years before you can work on Bible illustration. If you ever have any questions about that, let me know. I have done a lot of Bible art.

the enigma said...

heh, thanks everyone! ^^
but am i too hard on myself? is that bad? okay, i'll be more positive next time..ha!

Sea Angel said...

This so beautiful!

I'm glad you didn't add all the shadows you wanted, it would make the road way too dark, maybe a little creepy lol, or perharps it would look too distracting.

Hey, you have artistic licence, no need to make it exact to the very last detail. ;)

It's perfect as it is.
Awesome work!

Ivan said...

Uau, its very beatful...

Congratiulation!

I lov the colors

mel said...

this is wonderful! i think it works great without any branches shadows detail. i want to go take a walk at the park now. nice illo :)

Mion said...

Very nice!

Niki said...

great illo :-)

himavant said...

hey.. emang quiet kelihatannya. bagus deh.. damaiiii! aku suka piggy trampolin di kasur. lutju!

julie said...

Enigman, you do very beautiful work. Your blog header says, "an amateur's artworks for Illustration Friday." But you are a pro.

~Gina said...

Hi Enigma,
This is sooo beautiful! I want to walk through these trees and feel the cool forest breeze on my face. :) You did an awesome job!
~Gina

hartini said...

Beautiful and peaceful!! :)

KarinaCocq said...

el ambiente lo dice todo quietud, calma...esta todo sereno.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Such a beautiful scene! Gorgeous.

Em said...

You always think of peace and quiet but your illo is kinda scary to me!! But I like it....

Stacia said...

Very serene. That looks like a long road :) Nice color palette. The trees are fabulous! Cheers!

scribblesk said...

Sublime!

flossy-p said...

I think the shadows are really good. You always deliver a brilliant sense of lighting, and this one has a wonderful sense of scale too!

Delaleuverses said...

I love the colors, you did a great job, I don't even see the imperfection here

Random York said...

You did a beautiful job! I just want to look at this painting and enjoy the quiet mood!

ValGalArt said...

this is wonderful!!!

Ellen said...

I LOVE it! It reminded me of a road in Maine that we use to travel. Thanks for a fond "rememory!"

letile said...

maybe the process was frustrating, but the result is good! It shows "quiet" and makes me wnat to bike in the woods. THanks!

Jaimie said...

I love it. Reminds me of my bike rides in the country when I was a kid and we lived in Maryland.

faeorain said...

Wow....amazing use of the light and dark values..very intense, and very good perspective. I think it is perfect the way it is. I wouldn't mind having this for my collection. Great work!

the enigma said...

oh thanks everyone!! you guys are really makes my day!!