Friday, January 23, 2009

IF - Climbing


This week's Illustration topic "climbing" sparked one of my most conceptual responses. I began, as has become my custom, by writing about the topic, and I ending up writing about how I have spent a lot of time lately "climbing" inside of myself and doing a lot of introspection. So, I wanted to convey the notion of sifting through layers of thoughts and memories - an excavation of sorts. I wanted a shallow space that had different layers and levels - like uncovering various depths. I began with quite a few layers of watercolor pencil and finished with colored pencil.

7 comments:

catnapping said...

i love the shadows in this...great composition, and i like the warmth of it. very organic.

Michael said...

Very cool! I like the textures and blending of organic with the rectalinear. You have a compelling style, approach and sentiment! Interested in this idea of the "visual journal", seems like it goes beyond a mere sketchbook. Good luck with your continued efforts!

~Barb~ said...

I have such a thing for earth tones and this piece is so rich and warm. I love it!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

James said...

Exhilarating.

CATI said...

Beautifull amazing drawing! and imaginative interpretation! I like it!

steve said...

I really like how you interpreted this theme Eric - very unique and still true to your style. Looks like you can climb right into this.

Laura Marsh said...

I love your illo. Everything from the colors, to the abstract quality, to the simple way it reminds me of a nautilus shell. Very, very good.