Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Illustration Friday - Homage


Another Illustration Friday challenge, another reason to finish an illustration. This one is on the theme of "homage." This is my homage to Lorenzo Mattotti, and Billie Holiday. Mattotti opened my eyes to the possibilities of color and simple shapes--especially in comics. The first work of his I came across was a translated reprint of graphic novel called "Fire." His work continues to inspire me.

Sometime in my late teens, Billie Holiday opened my ears, heart and soul. I had never heard a voice like hers or, felt a voice move me like her's did.

This piece is a simple line drawing in pencil, with color and texture overlays in Photoshop.

6 comments:

Ms Dragonfly said...

it's beautiful! your reasons for it are touching.

Teresa said...

A very strong and powerful illustration! Nice work!

San said...

i love the colours. i love how overpowering this piece is. amazing work..

Nemo said...

wow, great colors!

Kelly C. said...

beautiful!!! LOVE it.

Katie said...

Love your use of color and texture. So masterful!