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Friday, December 23, 2005

Illo Friday: Imagine

with words from
Marcel Proust

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
"Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature."



"Only by art can we get outside ourselves, instead of seeing only one world, our own, we see it under multiple forms."



"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time."


785 x 520
MS Paint


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note: Too late for last week's theme. But i can't let this illo pass without posting. It's just too meaningful and precious to me.

*.*

20 Park your thoughts here:

Blogger isay whispered...

well done velvet. the gray colors are perfect.

how's the christmas spirit over there?

24/12/05 1:58 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

hee thanks, isay! but lol.. still editing some text tho..

gee Xmas rush is too much this year! i am actually wrapping some 'last minute' gifts while doing this illo. hehe.. anticipating noche buena at my ancestral home..

24/12/05 2:10 AM  
Blogger isay whispered...

'something about you that makes these illustrations really special. your being poetic perhaps makes it more meaningful.

lucky those whose going to be unwrapping your gifts.

have a wonderful christmas velvet!

24/12/05 3:53 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

Thanks for your such nice words.. well i'm off now.. busy day today..

Happy Christmas to you too Isay!! 8D

24/12/05 9:28 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt whispered...

i love these velvet! have a wonderful holiday!

24/12/05 12:00 PM  
Blogger floots whispered...

beautiful illustrations and the juxtaposition with the proust is perfect
all the best

24/12/05 4:26 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

valgalart.. thanks!! Have a Happy Holiday too!

floots.. I am actually hunting for Proust books here, too bad what im searching for is out of print. But yeah, indeed love his words.. and i thank the One*.* who reminded me about him.

and thanks for dropping by.. 8)

24/12/05 4:37 PM  
Blogger Caroline whispered...

I love the quotes you've used as well as your illustrations - excellent recration of reality!

24/12/05 5:11 PM  
Blogger Anonymous whispered...

Wake me up! Mewwwwy Cwisssmasss *Burp*

24/12/05 5:52 PM  
Blogger carla whispered...

I love the Proust quotes, and I love your illustrations. The greys are so dreamy and soothing. Have a Happy Holidya and New Year:>

24/12/05 11:13 PM  
Blogger Veracity whispered...

Happy holidays Velvet! Great work...

26/12/05 3:15 AM  
Blogger Anonymous whispered...

Love this, tint of yellow amongst grey scale. Hope your Christmas was good and enjoy the holidays!

27/12/05 4:50 PM  
Blogger Aristocrat whispered...

Boo! M back. A belated merry xmas and an advance Happy New Year!

31/12/05 1:41 AM  
Blogger dreaming-neko whispered...

i'm lost in my dangerous dreams of love. please don't wake me... :)

how's your 2006 going?

3/1/06 3:17 PM  
Blogger Bluesky_Liz whispered...

This is going to be my desktop background for now. :)

Hope 2006 will be good to you.

3/1/06 10:03 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

whew.. i think i over-slept for days... 8)

thanks everyone for the lovely comments.. my last days of the year was a rollercoaster ride.. so i have to pause a bit to breathe now..

but i'll be up again for more illos and poems soon...

Happy New Year!

5/1/06 6:53 AM  
Blogger Ian T. whispered...

There's a wonderful dreamlike quality to watching this emerge - it'd work really well as a piece of animation, with the stages dissolving into each other. The light in that window is everything to this composition!

16/2/06 1:43 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

Oh great idea! was thinking of that too... btw taking up Flash Animation class now maybe i can something with these. I let you know if its successful.. 8)

16/2/06 9:44 PM  
Blogger Piercing The Veil whispered...

true ... in every art piece .. we see a different world .. in the eyes of the artist... and in every rendition of reality a new world is explored....

good night .... i am having fun reading your posts

25/1/08 11:16 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

wow this is an old post.. i even forgot i had this posty. im glad you spent time looming over here..

25/1/08 6:34 PM  

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