Friday, August 27, 2010

"Mirrored Forces..."

...Neither side willing to budge...Stubborn and Immovable!

Illustration Friday: Immovable

"All mankind is divided into three classes:
those who are immovable,
those that are movable...and those that move."
~Arabian Proverb

21 comments:

Rita A. said...

What a wonderful illustration of the subject. Love it.

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

It is a nice illustration of the concept. There's a person in the group looking for illustrators for his agency. Have you seen him... I bet he would love your body of work!

winna said...

What a colorful impasse !! Just great ..........

Alex said...

Beautiful design! I am still amazed by how you're able to let the colors flow so beautifully without passing through the white regions =) It's stunning!

Janet Ghio said...

This looks very much like native american petroglyphs

Lynn said...

and it would make a gorgous piece of fabric...

marianne said...

Just like fabric!
Lovely!
And such a matching proverb!

have a nice weekend Margaret!

E*phi said...

Fantastic colors! I love the sharp outlines of the white things contrasting the "soft" background. Do you use some kind of masking fluid for the white areas when you do something like this?
Beautiful drawing! <3

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What an interesting proverb. I really like this drawing too.

Shirley said...

Fabulous painting! I finally need to ask you a process question - do you leave the white showing, i.e. paint around it, or use a mask?

studio lolo said...

love love love LOVE this!!!!

Sandra said...

Another inspiring piece!

Margaret Ann said...

Thak you each and every one for your lovely comments! :)

@Shirley and E*phi and Alex... I use a masking pen with an ultra fine nib...drawing in the "white" areas in masking fluid before adding color...:) Thanks for asking! :)

raena said...

A perfect answer to this challenge!

melanie said...

this is gorgeous, Margaret!

Shirley said...

Thanks for the info Margaret. Do you have a brand that you recommend? I put one in and then took it out of my cart at Dick Blick online the other day.

marancat said...

This is great - it makes me think of armys of ants drawn up for battle!

donna said...

I think this would make a great postcard! Maybe with the quote on the back?

PAK ART said...

I was thinking of an aztec chess game! I haven't tried my masking pen yet, now I'm inspired.

Caroline said...

This is great!! Looks like a carpet!

nanke's stuff said...

I love the design and the colors you used in this one! nancy