Friday, July 24, 2009

Illustration Friday - Idle



i'll admit at first, i was just going to talk about how "idle" i have been - because it's summer and my girls are home with me, i haven't gotten a whole lot of art done - and i really need to since i've actually now signed a contract to make art for a very specific project (more on that later) and yet...it's been hard to concentrate with the haze of summer and the distractions all around...however, no more "IDLE"ness up here in the house...

so here's my Idle lady...possibly she is not idle at all...perhaps she is the opposite...

which brings me to my latest fixation - Steampunk...yes this has been around since the 80's but i have always been one to jump on the bandwagon well after it has passed so here i am...my amazing friend, talented artist and sometimes muse, Amy Weber, has been making steampunk art for quite some time (please check it out) - i have one of her steampunk crow paintings that another amazing friend, talented artist and jeweler - Stacey Maddock - gave to me as a gift. This painting is something i stare at literally everyday...and a year later it has finally sunk in...steampunk has pretty much been situated in my brain for quite some time waiting to come out...i have so many ideas!! hopefully i can stop being "idle" (groan) and get them all out...

15 comments:

Roberta Baird said...

love it... Can't wait to hear more about that project!

Yuri said...

very cool piece; I love steampunk :)

DEB said...

Very nice painting Adri! I too hope you become more prolific. Your art is beautiful. I would love to see more.

DEB said...

I went to Amy's blog, but all I saw were veggies. I'll check back later for the steam punk!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

What spunk and personality shine through in your illustration. It's awesome!!! By the way I love steampunk too hee he hee! Great style. I always love your style. It's wonderful.

orangefrute88 said...

gorgeous! better late than never (says the one who has yet to try)

:)

Julie Fillo said...

I want to see the CROW! WAA!
Love your take on Steampunk, Adri!

joseph's art and stuff said...

another beauty! i can't see you as being idle, everytime i stop by there is another great piece of art! my daughter is getting into the steampunk thing too, don't know how i missed it, like you say it's been around since the 90s(?)

Edrian Thomidis said...

What a great interpretation for Steampunk. She's so sassy! Wonderful work as always!
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Heather said...

I love it. She might be ready to get on a bike--or she might just want to be idle. Congrats on the project.

Annette Q said...

Another gorgeous lady, another gorgeous piece! I definitely know what you mean about having an idle summer, but I suppose we have to take advantage while we can!!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! this is wonderful...I love your work and will have to check out your previous posts!!!

Kim said...

Beautiful! I love the details and coloring job.

Francesca said...

Beautiful stuff, girlie! She'll never be idle if you ask me...

Björnik said...

Hello Adrienne. You have a collection of fine ladies here amd they are all beautiful. You can actually compile them and come out with a book since they are of the same style.

Good luck with the new project and I wish your hands and creative mind will never go idle.:)