Saturday, January 17, 2009

"IF: PALE..."

Illustration Friday January, 16, 2009:
"Pale"

"It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear,
but the pale and the hungry-looking."
~Julius Caesar

"The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail."
~Christian Dior

"The moon's an arrant thief,
And her pale fire she snatches from the sun."
~William Shakespeare

14 comments:

Graham McArthur said...

I like the quotes, they fill the head with images.
Well done.

rachelhoward said...

Like the combination of the colour palette on the grey paper - it's a bit like dusk when all the life gets washed out of colours just before it goes dark. Nice interpretation. :)

Peachtreeart said...

Great artistic way to use the word instead of depicting the literal and obvious. You've opened my mind on other ways to represent pale.

The Gypsy said...

Love the colour palette, the textures and the quotes. So soft and dreamy.

marianne said...

I love this piece!
The colors are so delicate! But still a strong piece!

Lisa Reed said...

I think I would like to use this palette to decorate a serene bedroom...ahhhh...relaxing

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

It's beautiful, Margaret...and I love the quotes, too, especially Shakespeare.

Teri C said...

Beautiful! I love the addition of the words and the great quotes.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your intrepretation is marvelous. The zenmandala is so relaxing to look at yet I feel a livelyness with the outer border.

studio lolo said...

I'll bet it was hard for you to use such subdued hues :)
It's lovely..and the grey tone paper adds to the paleness. Wonderful!!!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

You always manage to track down the most applicable quotes for your work. Lovely post. By the way, is it still a zentangle if I add colour with watercolour???

bubblemunch said...

It's a great design and looks hand-stitched which gives it a whole different dimension.

For some reason it reminds me of a sea urchin in a way.

Love the combinationof pale colours!

yoon see said...

Ilovely pale piece. Wow! you are so considerate, putting the pale word in.
Yeah, this is truly a limited edition illustration design, I think it respond to the Christian Dior perfume slogan here so well:)

Flying Colors said...

You certainly did your research on the "Pale" word :-).
Enjoyed every bit of this post, the drawing and great quotes!
Have a great day!