Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Illustration Friday: Opposites

Sunblock

Illustration Friday's theme this week is opposites. This image has a dry brushed background with paper collage elements. It was scanned and digital effects were added in Photoshop.

I had already started this image for my very good friend, who I'll refer to as SPF 500. She has very light skin and sunburns easily. Years of abuse with a combination of genetics perhaps, has caused her several doctor visits to have cancerous skin removed. It's frightening to hear the word cancer and I get scared for her even though I don't show it. So I created a fun image to let her know I care and to remind her to stay cool in the shade...or put on her SPF 500 sunblock!

14 comments:

Fiestoforo said...

This is awesome.
Poor animal down there, that has to resist the hard weather. BUt the girls looks quite happy, with her just a glimpse of sunny time.
I liked it very much.
I am grateful and agreeably surprised for your words in my blog...
Regards

Collin said...

Speaking as one of the fair skinned folk who must also fear the sun, I must say good work!

Mutt_Ink said...

your style is equally unique...... tasty

Naru said...

wonderful, well done piece.
I like your friends' idea, SPF 500. I really kind of need that :)

scribblesk said...

Love the 3D paper collage effect!

Alina Chau said...

Lovely lovely style, really cool 3D effect.

Jules said...

That is so sweet that you did this great illo for a friend. I have a relative with skin cancer and he goes through a lot - scary stuff. What is the animal cowering? It almost looks like a lemur...

Stacia said...

Shoot! Nobody recognizes the animal as a wet cat? Is it something wrong with the face perhaps? Any suggestions? Thanks!

claudine hellmuth said...

poor wet kitty in the rain! I love your 3-d collage style.

Jeannette said...

i also really like your style

Tulipland said...

I love 3D effect! good idea and illo!

Enid said...

This is really fab. I love the look of it.

carla said...

Your combination of media really makes this a wonderful illustration! Everything works so well together...I love the rain under the umbrella and the very disgruntled wet cat. This is splendid!

The Dark Lord Omz said...

It makes like rain!