Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Illustration Friday: Change


Bird's eye View (version 2)

I was unsatisfied with my original Bird's Eye View post (see below) for Illustration Friday and made a few modifications to improve the composition and story. I moved the top blue bird down out of the cloud, darkened the storm clouds a bit, and changed the direction sign so the words "warmer" and "cooler" could be read more easily.


Bird's Eye View

The latest National Geographic came in the mail the other day with a fold out map of the United States. The map was my inspiration for Illustration Friday's word this week, change. I decided to combine a change of direction with the weather change. Days are cooling a bit and lots of leaves have fallen just this past weekend. I'm sure the birds will be migrating south soon since this Saturday is the first day of autumn.

Bird's Eye View is all paper collage (map included!) on a painted background with digital shadows and highlights added in Photoshop.

7 comments:

the enigma said...

nice collage and lovely illustration.

lil kim said...

nice one stacia! love the texture of the hills.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful

garth bruner said...

Really lovely collage. I like how the birds are looking in anticipation. Nice job!

Amy Zaleski said...

This piece has so much personality and its simplicity is beautiful!

carla said...

I really, really like this! The color combination is beautiful and definitely captures the the intense tones of autumn. I love the sky and the red leaves. The map for the hills creates lovely texture. The top version does work better, although I would have loved the bottom one as is.

Natura said...

Great and very interesting work!!