Sunday, July 23, 2006

Illustration Friday - Opposites

I was daring enough to try watercolour this week, which is not one of the mediums with which I am most comfortable. These fish are yin and yang fish - inspired by koi I saw in Japan. I really wanted to get the ripples to be more striking - I think that's something I'll have to practice.

I don't know why, but when I read the Illo Friday topic, this funny little cartoon popped into my head. I guess I thought of the saying that "opposites attract"!


24 comments:

claudine hellmuth said...

great watercolor, i think you did the ripples nicely! I also like the cartoon, the short guy and the tall lady!

JO said...

This is lovely.

murphy girl said...

the fish are lovely, very serene

irisz said...

i love the top one, really good illu

Kaya said...

Beautiful koi, got the yin and yang reference right away. And I think in any good marriage there is a fair amount of "opposites" at work!

Liz Jones said...

Oh-- so sweet!! Your fish are striking, too-- well done!

michelle giacobello said...

Nice work!

Jana Bouc said...

I LOVE the yin yang Koi! What a wonderful image and so beautifully done. The cartoon looks just like me and my boyfriend (unfortunately). I hadn't really thought about how opposite we are in many ways until I saw your post. Very thought provoking...and funny!

Anonymous said...

Hi KT, I was just showing Mel your illustrations and was pleased to see you've been at it again. We both loved your "opposite" fish. Moo x x

String said...

Hey you ought to do MORE watercolours! Really lovely illo.

Lol said...

Great job! It's just wonderful and so subtle. The ripples are gentle and are exactly how I would imagine they should be! Well done.

Alina Chau said...

Love the fishes piece!! poetic and elegant!

missv said...

I love it!

yukoala said...

The yin yang koi image is very beautiful.
I also like the cartoon.
It's cute!

harmoniousjosh said...

Your etchings are very nice. I also really like the picture of the woman from Laos holding up the baby.

Amy Zaleski said...

Very relaxing painting, wonderfully done!

the heartful blogger said...

Wow, I adore your koi painting, so beautiful, delicate, simple, elegant, lovely.

dahlgirl said...

i love the fish. you've got a nice style, and the limited palette works well.

bill zeman said...

great fish - nicely drawn and the soft colors are soothing

Franfou said...

the fishes are so well done !!! bravo !

neilornstein said...

very nicely done.

flossy-p said...

That's a great watercolor piece. Great colours and the lone work has a really nice quality to it. I also think the ripples turned out nice too. I'd be mucho happy if I were you.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

I am a Pisces and I like you fishes. :)

fenris said...

love the flow in your fish picture :)