Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Illustration Friday- Polar



























My submission for this week's Illustration Friday prompt. It's a personal painting I did last year during my senior year at art school, greatly inspired by a beautiful polar bear photograph you may have seen before. I called it "The Family Ursus Martinus," as it represents the dynamic of my own family...

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh yes. This painting makes me very happy.
    As far as the "crit" part goes:
    Pros: I adore the positioning of the bears.
    Their coloring is particularly impressive, as most people go: "Hm. Polar bears. White." and you did not. Bravo.
    The texture of the (i'm assuming) gesso comes through in the background- awesome.
    Like the colors in the night sky.
    Cons: I'd "sharpen" the way the ice/snow looks in comparison to those pretty bears. Granted, the blended/calm look of it makes the bears stand out as it is, i just feel a more "true to reality" depiction of ice would be less fuzzy- fuzzy is for those bears.

    On the whole.. it really brings out both a tranquil and loving feeling in me. I would hang something like that in my house (esp in a child's bedroom). I like it muy mucho.

    - Casey.

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