Wednesday, March 25, 2009

illustration friday

Illustration Friday is a weekly online challenge for illustrators of all levels to exercise their minds and show off their work. A topic to illustrate is posted on the IF site each Friday, then artists have one week to submit their interpretation. I haven't entered for a long, long time, but when I saw this week's topic "subtract," I was intrigued and came up with this.

The heart/vessel tree imagery has been a part of my work for about ten years— it came from a dream I had in which my blood vessels grew out of my arms into trees. About two years ago, a small, harmless hole was found in my heart which inspired me to carry the theme a little further, as you can see:

14 comments:

Siddartha Babbii said...

What an affortunate person those who can keep your heart it is beautiful! Awsome images!

benconservato said...

I haven't seen some of those full colour moleskine self-portraits, they are beautiful.

szaza said...

Thank you Siddartha, thank you Emma :)

GM said...

such lovely work, great colors, great theme, thanks for sharing

szaza said...

Thank you GM!

magaziner said...

I'm glad there's others who listen to their dreams like this. They are all so beautiful it makes my head spin.

redrock said...

Absolute perfection...body & soul! thanks for sharing your illustrated thoughts and dreams. I love the way your work flows.

Isabel said...

beautiful pages great composition and color if you're not familier with the work of Erika Kunh have a look she does lots of self portraits on moleskins and een if her work is angst ridden I found it very good and inspiring to look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/erika_kuhn/

Anna Denise said...

Amazing. I find these very powerful! Very personal.


I wish I had dreams like that... My dreams are just plain weird...

ksklein said...

love them too.

szaza said...

Thanks so much everyone :)

Emma said...

It's so impressive to see all these illustrations together, and to hear what your inspiration for them is.

szaza said...

Thank you Emma :)

aya said...

these are brilliant, inspiring works. thank you for posting them.