Saturday, June 13, 2009

Illustration Friday - Unfold


Lyra and Iorek

Unfold. Finally a word that really evokes meaning for me. Illustration Friday has been a challenge most of the time for me because i'm not very clever and many of the Illustration Friday words just made me almost give up. But that's the idea, right? To get your mind to work? I didn't really have to work on this one - in fact i think it has been a theme i've been concentrating on since December. To unfold. Unfolding.

That's what a great writer does. That's what Philip Pullman did with His Dark Materials Trilogy. The story was in his head and it unfolded. Into a miracle. Yes i really feel that way. Never have i wanted to be a character in a story more than Lyra Belacqua. What is Lyra's life like now? How has her life unfolded? i think of these kinds of things...thank you Mr. Pullman.

i love this word so much i might try to do more than one...might is key though.

21 comments:

Linda Sue said...

Oh geez! Wish i was not very clever like you! Gorgeous!

glorv1 said...

Beautiful. Her eyes just grab at you. I like the way her arms are folded which relates to the "Unfold." Thx for sharing.

Loni Edwards said...

Beautiful! Great idea!

DEB said...

She's really pretty, Adrienne! I like this illo a lot.

Manola said...

I really like your illustration! Beautiful.

soulbrush said...

the fact that we get stretched is sooo good for us. this is fabadabadoo.

Yuri said...

I absolutely love the golden compass books...I like the way you drew lyra :)

Tracy said...

i love this one! great job.

kristina feles said...

Oh, that´s a nice job, Adrienne!! I absolutely love it, it´s such a great idea! Congrats, Kristina

Edrian Thomidis said...

I live the minimalistic yet powerful bear in the background contrasted by the colorful Northern lights. I just Looove your line work, such a treat to see every post. Great job!

Heather said...

Beautiful--as usual. I love how consistent you are with your style.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Adrienne...I will miss you very much while I am away...but hope that circumstances will allow me to return sooner rather than later!!! I love this illustration...she is so very exquisite...and your explanation of "unfold" and the depth of its meaning to an artist/writer is perfection! I will look forward to many more visits with you when I return from my respite...Thanks so much for your lovely words!!! They mean so much! I am so honored and happy to call you my friend! You and your great talent inspire me!!! Cheers! ~Janine XO

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OMG!!! How fabulous is this illustration!!! OMG! I just adore it! Makes a great cover for a teen novel too. Great work! Such personality!!!! YOU LADIES ROCK OUT!!!

Dusik said...

very nice Adrienne! your women are all so obviously different and so similar in some way. every time i open your blog i know i am going to see somebody really feminine that i would like to look at with pleasure

Indigene said...

Your lines are so amazing! You know I love your work! Bravo!

Coreopsis said...

"Unfold" is very evocative to me too--and I know what you mean about Pullman's stories "unfolding" Nice "portrait" of Lyra. It's not how I picture her (smaller, younger, scruffier), but it TOTALLY FEELS like her, the defensive closedness of her arms, her bold look, the hear, the strength. Oh yes.

ANd, as always, it's a gorgeous picture.

Annette Q said...

Your work is soooo amazing! This is piece is v.striking:-)

Yuri said...

thank you!

Edrian Thomidis said...

I have an award for you at my blog

Duncan said...

Wow, that's quite beautiful, I can almost feel a chill in the air, uh oh that's the great british summer. Cool summer clock.

jazzlamb said...

Loverrly composition. I like the lines, as always!