Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Illustration Friday - Renewal



I used a yoga pose to illustrate renewal, since I always feel renewed after yoga. Here is the full pose in a circular format:




And here is the full pose in a slightly different color scheme:



I used Crayola Chalk and Micron pen on Strathmore drawing paper, and I used a photo in Yoga Journal as the basis for my figure. The last version is the original version; I altered the color in the first two in Photoshop. The cropped version is my favorite.

4 comments:

Coreopsis said...

I agree--I like the cropped version the best too. THe cropping adds a kind of tension to the pose. Lovely!

Andrew said...

Your cropping gives good negative space. adds life to the work by suggesting a world outside the frame. This work has a touch of art noveau.

steve said...

They're all beautifully done - way to go with these!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Thanks, Theresa, Andrew, and Steve. I learned from your comments on why the cropped version works.