Sunday, May 13, 2007

IF - citrus

a lady played citrus balls with her hands while singing.

i tried another different style again this week. i figured maybe it'll be interesting if i tried the chinese scroll paintings' style a bit. well, turned out it was waay harder than i thought it would be. too bad i can't write in chinese..
i got the idea from a comic book and incorporated the style into it.

27 comments:

Lauren Kate said...

Wow - this is absolutely beautiful!!!
I love the colours and simplicity of this style, I absolutely love it!!

cata said...

Simple and elegant!
Great work.
Cata.

Rrramone said...

Love the Asian feel of this one. :-)

ming said...

my reccomendation for pick of the week! unique, i'm going to spend a few minutes looking around your blog.

the enigma said...

thanks everyone :)
ming: wow, that's some compliment! but nah, i don't think i'll get it...

Joan Yoshioka said...

Wow! You have a wonderful talent. I would pick several on your site as one of my favorites, including this one.

Heather said...

This is beautiful. You really did capture the Chinese brushwork style. (I've studied it a little and it is hard to get that beautiful simplicity.)

Meng said...

Apa kabar, Enigma. This illustration is beautiful. The linework is great, but you really hit it with the colors. They complement each other perfectly.

Also, the Santa Penguin below is hilarious.

Kathleen Rietz said...

I like this style. Your line work is very confident looking.

Pati @-;-- said...

It also a great style of yours :)

Beautiful illo, Enigma.

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Michelle Lana said...

Beautiful flow and strokes. love it.

lili said...

The hard work paid off. Beautiful illo.

platitudinal said...

I must say that this is one talented lady to be able to sing whilst juggling the lemons :) And she’s lovely to behold as well. I think you did great with this Chinese style.

frà said...

bellissimo!

suana said...

Very ethereal feeling to this illustration. Love it!

Issi said...

wonderful work :o))
Best Wishes,
Issi :o)

Emila Yusof said...

You did great, Enigma!

Alina Chau said...

THis piece is so elegant and lovely!!


BTW, U GOT TAG!! To post 7 things (whatever topic you like), and then you are supposed to pass the TAG to 7 people!! HE ! HE!!

Janice said...

lovely asian flavour.. and I like the orange TWIST of her garment...

Jazzy Justin said...

That's really lovely.

shou' said...

Nice painting. The juggling of oranges is a bit odd, but interesting nevertheless.

The subtly of the color values work well, however the the boldness of the red could be toned slightly down in some areas. Overall, I agree with the others that the line work is impressive. Yet towards the loose ends of the dress, I believe there should be a less thickness of a line to capture the beauty of it naturally flowing. Basically some line variation with the dress could be applied is my point (if I'm making any sense).

Great work and I look forward to more :)

mike r baker said...

Quite lovely! I love how elegant and simple it is.

Liz Jones said...

OOoh! I really like this! We juggle oranges around here, too... or try, at least!
;o)

Debbie Egizio said...

Playful and pretty. Beautiful work as always!

Greg Hartman said...

Well done, I applaud your adventurousness to try another style! It turned out beautifully.

ming said...

You're featured in Artmaker!

no 3. http://artmaker.blogspot.com/2007/05/lesson-in-visual-creativity.html

Magikat said...

citrus citrus!