Friday, April 03, 2009

Illustration Friday: Talisman


I wasn't really sure where I was going to go with this week's word, I just knew I liked it as soon as I heard it!

To me, ravens and cats have magical, mystical powers. I thought I'd convey it as an image of a cheetah wearing a raven talisman.

I rushed it a little because of my busy schedule these days.

I hope it still holds a little magic for the viewer!
(acrylic paint and Prismacolor pencils on patterned card stock)

43 comments:

  1. Ok... this time I'll get it right!

    Two of the most majestic animals together... love it lolo!

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  2. I like the way you made the drawing on the patterned paper! And combined the two animals.

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  3. and in your illustration, it looks like he is thinking. beautiful illustration!

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  4. great expression on the cheetah the eyes are so soulful:michael dailey

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  5. Im impressed and feel all the luckier for having seen it too.

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  6. there'll be time for me to come back and linger, but for now i'm just sending love and telling you he is magnificent: drew thomas is his name, he is 24 hous old, and i love him

    xoxo

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  7. Laurel of course it holds magic. Everything you do is magic.

    I totally knew that you have been busy. But for the first time ever you have been wrong in that I wouldn't miss you. Of course I have.

    I may have plenty of friends but I only have one Raven Sister even if she never lived in Manitoba.

    Today I was out for lunch with Angelique, Josephine, and Nadalene and on the chalk board of the restaurant there was writing that made me think of you right away.

    "It was after midnight and it was raining. The birds were wet, but one bird was still able to fly and it was the raven."

    I blew you a kiss when I read it. Did you get a kiss today around 12:30?

    I am sad about Bailey and happy for him at the same time.

    Sister Raven, of course you have a vusova. I have three of her necklaces and two of her prints. Nothing original but I love them all.

    By the way, again I love my doorway. Are should I say our doorway.

    Now write me only when you have time, and I know you won't forget me, just like I will never forget you.

    Love you Renee xoxo

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  8. It holds a LOT of magic for this viewer!!! Love it on the patterned paper!

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  9. Yes, this is you. It is magestic and mysterious at the same time.

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  10. Your artistic touch is inspired...one magical layer after another...spledid! :)

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  11. Lovely illustration - glad you combined your faves!

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  12. an african talisman, just what i plan to do for if, you are in my heart lo and i love cheetahs, have actually stroked one (brought to my classroom in cape town to show the kids)...they are superb.

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  13. Magical yes, Beautiful yes, captivating yes.
    Really soft and full of feeling.

    Your banner is also just as captivating.

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  14. This drawing has a spiritual feel about it Lolo. Well done even if you were in a rush. I hope you get to slow down this weekend and enjoy life a little.

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  15. I am so happy I have the banner.

    And of course I knew you never said lovely before blogging because either did I. (Unless it was 'well that's really fucking lovely.)

    Have a good weekend.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  16. Indeed it is super magical!!!!
    I just love it!
    Love cats you know, king of all animals and the crow talisman is so you.
    For something domne so fast it has remarkably details and you have captured so well the soul of this beautiful animal!


    ps Me too, I can´t wait until you get your parcel!
    At the post office they told me that it would take 4 to 6 days , so it can be there any day now.......

    have a nice Sunday dear!
    love >M<

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  17. I just love the way you take patterned paper and use it - I always think of it for scrapbooking only. Have a good week dear - I'm off to sunny fla today!

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  18. this is beautiful. i love the outstretched wings, and i love the cat's eyes...he's focused elsewhere...dreaming of birds, i figure.

    i still haven't started, because i have like 3 different ideas...and can't think which one to go with.

    does a pink flamingo in the yard count as a talisman...cuz that would be like the easiest thing to draw, yeah?

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  19. yes the magic is all there...
    i just sat back and looked at it for some minutes... and i could feel the energy building up in me...

    you are a magician!

    hugs

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  20. We all have totems, and these two are so powerful! I love how you paired it with a textured background, it's all so complex, beautiful and simple at the same time. Now that's magic!

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  21. Love your creative use of texture as the background; beautiful work
    sincerely caroline

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  22. i've noticed how you capture eyes before and here they are again--just beautiful.
    xoxo

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  23. Loved your artworks. They are exquisite!

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  24. hop, hop, hopping along and into your blog again because you are so awesome! lolo, i didn't tell you that i noticed the raven scarf right away, but i thought it was a designer scarf, which now makes me chuckle.

    hop, hop hop away until next time...
    xoxo

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  25. MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o ..... BEAUTIFU.....MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY o MY!!!!

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  26. Really beautiful! The colours really blend in and compliment each other so well, the orange red and blue!

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  27. Oh oh and oh, that is simply gorgeous. I love the cheetah and the raven too. They seem to sit so well together and your use of subtle colours is superb.

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  28. Beatiful and magical, too.
    Great job!!

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  29. i love this so much! wow! i mean WOW!

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  30. Magnificent cheetah and the perfect talisman.

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  31. I really like how the raven stands off of the cheetah...nice rendering on both...

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  32. Excellent take and so regal. I love your experience of the animal world. Thanks for sharing it with us....

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  33. Two magical creatures in harmony, and sooo beautiful.
    Wonderful artwork and idea!

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  34. very beautiful! you really captured the eyes perfectly!

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  35. Hi, Mr. Hartmann is my hubby. I am using his computer and made this comment and realized I made it under his name and you might be wondering who the heck he is... :)

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  36. Nice illy; doesn't look rushed in the least, as you mentioned in your description. Leave the rushing to the big cats!

    Thanks for posting on my Tallies Man blog, haha. I appreciate it!

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  37. Beautiful!!! patterned paper works perfectly with the beautiful blues and greens of the raven and the dignified cat seems to pop out of it - magic like hey!
    hope yuzz have a great weekend!

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