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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Illo Friday: Depth

Eyes Are Mosaics

            you are the blue angel
            hovering thru the night
            huntress of eternal depth
            as the darkness drops again.

            your touch -
            loom over the horizon
            above night blue breeze
            outlined in soft bright lights

            and i cant live til forever,
            in a pile of thunders we wait
            you weep thru the shadows
            summoning all the fates...

            so i come -
            longing to look thru your eyes
            longing to taste your whispers
            longing to hear your footsteps
            longing to feel your wraith
            longing to be


Story behind the title: I borrowed the title "Eyes are Mosaics" from a song in the album The Moon and the Melodies by Elizabeth Fraser (voice behind Cocteau Twins), Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie & Simon Raymonde. (I hope they wont mind.. hehe) This album was my background music during the first hours making this illo (yes, repeat mode).

Story behind the illo: This is strangely fun to do.. and believe it or not, i made this illo for a total of 17 hours, layering (using cut and paste), zooming at 800%, drinking too much green tea and and stepping 3 feet away from the monitor.. 8) using only MS Paint. I already have my copy of Photoshop CS but havent installed it yet, and i do not think i can draw as freely there unlike ms paint. (sometimes i just cant avoid to like doing things the hard way..)

After finishing the original "painting" i was amazed at how the image appear to convey a different meaning everytime i flip and combine it in different angles. The original bitmap image is 550 x 690 pixels with 96dpi. But i decided to post the multi-images that i devided in two parts. Hope you'd all enjoy staring.. as i did, making. Pls click the images for better view.

This is my favorite illo i made so far. Thanks IF for picking the topic "Depth".

And for the story behind the poem - you be the judge.


20 Park your thoughts here:

Blogger Anonymous whispered...

The top image looks like two alien women (or angles); the bottom one reminds me of long hair under water! Thanks for your interesting image(s) this week. You are right about it being a favourite entry :)

13/9/05 2:10 AM  
Blogger floots whispered...

i want to curl up with a drink a fire and a memory
(too bad i can't project your words/pic on the wall above the mantel)

13/9/05 2:44 AM  
Blogger LadyWhiteSpirit whispered...

eyyy parang alien nga yung huli:) maganda ayos ang imagination mo ah

13/9/05 3:19 AM  
Blogger Rowantree whispered...

Nice colors choice and beautiful curves, wow ms paint? with photoshop cs you will fly !!

13/9/05 5:54 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

Anonymous.. nice interpretation.. see, thats nice about IF.. we get to see different perspectives. thanks, this is indeed a fave.

floots.. cheers* (but with imagination and creativity, who needs a projection on the wall?)

LadyWhiteSpirit.. hihi.. akala ko nga angel. But if you look at it, each pic has a different story to tell. sa yahoo-ulitin..

Rownatree.. thanks. and yeah im forseeing enless possibilities with PS thats why im waitin til i get a new HD before installing it. at preset rate, my pc is so slow already. need more space. 8)

13/9/05 6:59 AM  
Blogger carla whispered...

This illo is gorgeous! The colors are so strong and true, and it has a real mesmerizing quality to it. There's also the feeling of optical illusion..I see different bits of features and then I don't. I can totally imagine that it took you that long to create! I also really like the poem.

13/9/05 11:48 PM  
Blogger kan whispered...

Love the blues!

14/9/05 8:13 AM  
Blogger Ian T. whispered...

These images almost move they're so swirly and vibrant! They do draw the viewer in and have amazing depth. I see a figure or figures in the top two also, among many other things... The colours are perfect.

14/9/05 3:26 PM  
Blogger Aravis whispered...

This is gorgeous! It's easy to lose myself in them.

14/9/05 4:45 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

carla.. made this my desktoop wallpaper, and indeed i get kinda hypnotized into staring too.. add that with music and im not getting off my chair anytime soon.. lol.

ian t.. thanks, some images do reflect ones own thoughts.. sometimes, theres some kind of psychedelic thrill to it too.

Joli Noir Perle, AravisArwen.. thanks, glad you like them 8)

15/9/05 6:03 AM  
Blogger ChittyChittyBangBang! whispered...

Love the images. They are inspiring and draws you inward.

15/9/05 9:22 PM  
Blogger LS whispered...

Another great piece! I truly enjoy your work!

16/9/05 2:38 PM  
Blogger Joel whispered...

just passing by....
Nice work man

16/9/05 3:25 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

ChittyChitty.. interesting name. i easily get drawn by music to create art sometimes.

ls and joe.. nice to hear you like the illo. thanks for your comments. hmm joe, kala ko kapatid kita hii..

17/9/05 7:35 AM  
Blogger Aristocrat whispered...

My, they look absolutely stunning!!! You ooze creativity!! I wish I could draw like that haha..

20/9/05 1:29 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

gee... thanks Aristocrat 8)

22/9/05 12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous whispered...

i just simply like it....

8/3/06 2:44 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

ohh thanks! just read this now.. but it would have been nice too if you said who you were.. 8) but still thank you..

5/4/06 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Bridget whispered...

The abstract expressionists said that a good painting is one you could flip in any direction and it'd still look great. I'm not sure which one said that though. Tee hee.

25/3/08 8:56 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

ohh tried to find who said it too.. thanks for droppin by and for a great insight..

30/3/08 11:49 PM  

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