Saturday, September 02, 2006

Illustration Friday: Safe


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40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Staying in the dark with this one :)

Michelle Lana said...

cool one...great!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Moody and interesting...

ValGalArt said...

he seems so isolated but he has a window! Very mysterious and beautiful! Great work!!

String said...

Very nice and soft - !

ChristyMarcusLitster said...

nice job! I really like this one... I almost didn't notice him in the corner there... great lighting :)

Tanya Nichols said...

very scary...I do not feel safe...
OH my...

Sweet Harvey LLC said...

Very nice Tony. The light is very entrancing!

Gabrielle said...

Hmm, I think I get this one - he feels safer staying in the familiar than risking going out into the unknown. But safe does not always mean good. Been there, done that! Great illo of the concept.

Gabrielle said...

...either that or he's a vampire and he is safe in the dark!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

You make pieces that people can project their own stuff on, don't you?! Clever man. This doesn't look like my ideal of "safe," but it definitely looks safe enough. And on bad days, that is plenty. BTW: thanks for your comments.

Aravis said...

Mushroom cloud out the window, and he thinks he's safe huddling in a darkened corner, like a chid who thinks he can't be seen if he closes his eyes and says "You can't see me!" No real safety or protection, just the illusion of it...

Sammy said...

Yeah this one means safe alright but somewhat related to FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real)She has gotta get out there! :D But A very different way to put it! nice one!

Belinda said...

quite mysterious ... beautiful!

Tiger Mouse said...

Wow, very atmospheric...
when "safe" becomes hiding from the world outside (both good and bad stuff)!

FreeCyprus said...

wow very overwhelming...geat job!
Love the play with the dark and the light

Twisselman said...

Very eery take on the theme... Very well done, mind you, but eery. Gives a chill. Nice job on your Avant Garde 'faux art' film. I wouldn't call it 'faux' though. It really is art.

Amy Zaleski said...

Gotta agree with Twisselman, this one gave me chills. Very effective, though. Nice job on the huddled figure.

Liz Jones said...

WOW!!
Well done!

Jana Bouc said...

Just when you think it's safe. Very deep and also very beautifully done.

; * said...

"whispering" ...

very cool & spooky ... does he get out or what?

smooch,
the tart
; /

Joe said...

Wow! well done! Have a great week. Thanks for noticeing the triangle! LOL!

Debbie said...

I just can't find words for this one. Incredible. It gives me the same feeling as a Tool video. And I can't explain that either. Eerie...

Bron Smith said...

What a powerful piece! The brilliant light beam creates strong mood. Makes me wonder what the story is behind the painting.

carla said...

Great light effects! Despite the light streming through the window, this is dark and upsetting. This person feels safe in his/her withdrawal from the outside world, enclosed in what must be a self-imposed prison. Soemtimes we need to break out of the safety zone...and step into the scary world that's full of light. Great piece, Tony!

Roz Foster said...

Great minds, my friend. The lighting is beautiful. I love the effect of veiling that it creates over the figure. Beautiful.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Maybe there is a hurricane approaching and the bricks keep him safe... not sure why he feels safer in the nude though.

very moody and melonic picture.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Great pic,very nice atmosphere to it !!!

Franfou said...

wow thats cool, quiet, and safe for sure !

georg said...

Hi Tony!

Very ekspressive image. I understand it as a person is hiding from the world - he/she has fear. It's safe there, maybee too safe?

Especially the light shining is great.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh I really like that. Yeah. I need to take more risks- thanks for the reminder.

Gabrielle said...

WOW! Powerful and intense. Vermeer would have been proud of you for the stream of light pouring in through the window.

Shano said...

Ooh. Mysterious and cool!

french toast girl said...

:) I dig.

merlinprincesse said...

OMG TONY! WOW! :))))

scarecrow said...

The light is bitchin!

Later

Ian T. said...

Yep, you can lock yourself away and be safe, but it ain't exactly living. A powerful statement, beautifully realized - the ray of light is the perfect touch!

Larry Lee said...

If he would get up and take just two or three steps forward, he would see the light. Just take it one step at a time. Wonderful illustration. Really makes you think.

Rayne said...

This is so good. I keep coming back and looking at it and trying to decide if he put himself in there or if someone put him there.

Anonymous said...

This is incredible on so many levels. Your talent always amazes me. Great detail, but just enough for the viewer to interpret what they want.

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