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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Illo Friday: Spring


it began with two empty buds,
colorless, plain, almost dull.


they started gazing at the sky
and stood still, quietly standing by


through the horizon one blossomed
while the other pushed the pace in motion


then they both bloomed in full extent
two souls filling up what's once an emptiness


a pasture of green they now paint
awaiting to make that leap the right moment


and dream inseparably they went
for every bright beginning shall spring with no end...



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Lesson learned: Nothing is impossible. One just have to dream and hold on to that dream. And everything shall be alright.

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26 Park your thoughts here:

Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

I missed two weeks on Illo Friday. Working on a night shift is so tiring than expected, hopefully I adjust to it that I can wake up long on day time too.

I actually made this illo weeks ago, and based it on a photo i found on the net. sorry, forgot where i found it.

but its so timely that the topic for this week is spring. so added up some lines and thought of posting how i did it.. hope you all like my week's contribution...

2/4/06 11:23 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX whispered...

I thought maybe you had fallen into the sky.
The windmill is sweet and timeless, it looks comfortable with the beautiful red tulips. The steps of your Spring eith their words-a real treat to see and read!

2/4/06 12:21 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

fallen into the sky.. wel thats a nice way of looking at my situation. lol. the windmill kinda completes it all tho. such a wonderful familiar place...

2/4/06 12:39 PM  
Blogger Alexa Brett whispered...

This is awesome...I so enjoyed the progression...Simply wonderful illo!

2/4/06 12:40 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

spring is indeed an awesome time of the year.. tho i guess it compares to us having pre-summer in this part of the world now. 8) Glad you like these and thanks for dropping by..

2/4/06 1:06 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt whispered...

yes, we have been missing you! wondeful progression! This is inspired and I love it!!!

2/4/06 2:59 PM  
Blogger Katili whispered...

Awh what a beautiful field of tulips. The red is such passionate and I love the windwill on the background. To see the progress is awesome, thanks for that, a real treat. Sending my spring greeting!

2/4/06 4:05 PM  
Blogger floots whispered...

ah
dreams and flowers
flowers and dreams
nice one

2/4/06 4:39 PM  
Blogger isay whispered...

you have to go back in holland-you miss the place so much! these tulips are great and great shot with the windmill on the background.

where are you working may i ask? you are on a night shift?

2/4/06 5:25 PM  
Anonymous aynaku whispered...

Brilliant!I like the concept,...it increase the "suspence" till the tulips fully bloom! you got a smart way of blogging.....

2/4/06 6:05 PM  
Blogger Marie-Dom whispered...

This is truly lovely and so are the words.
MD

2/4/06 6:42 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

valgalart.. oh and i miss visiting all your wonderful illos! and gee how many new participants.. only over the weekend and its 300+ already! woah!

katili.. spring greetings back.. red is my color of warmth so i guess it brings passion from deep within.. and thank you for liking the progression.

floots.. hmm..
dreaming of flowers...
and the language of flowers...

isay.. yeah really think i should go there... and this time of the year is perfect.. hmmm *.* just when the tulips are starting to bloom...

well my work? let's just say it's indeed only during nights and yeah infront of a pc too.. but i can't easily access blogs or mails there .. we are all monitored. *sigh* so i just peek from time to time.

aynaku.. i have done other progressive illos posted here too. i myself find it amazing how an image improves as i paint it. and glad you like it too..

marie-dom.. thanks 8) nice of you to drop by..

3/4/06 5:38 AM  
Blogger kg whispered...

i liked seeing the progression of the illo before the finished product. nicely done.

3/4/06 10:53 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

thanks! it was fun to do.. and an interesting concept i might continue on my next illos. too bad i forgot where i found the orig pic tho.

3/4/06 11:11 AM  
Blogger TXArtcGal whispered...

Nice job...and, such bold colors! I enjoyed watching your process!!

4/4/06 12:44 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

thanks! just love to experiment on found photos 8)

4/4/06 4:03 AM  
Blogger carla whispered...

You make a dream come true before our eyes...this is really beautiful!

5/4/06 2:12 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

if we hold on to our dreams tightly and believe in it.. it will one day come true indeed.. time is only the measuring factor. 8)

thanks carla for your lovely visit..

5/4/06 10:10 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau whispered...

lovely illo!!

5/4/06 3:26 PM  
Blogger Aravis whispered...

I love this! The way you've progressed the illustration to evolve with the story is wonderful!

6/4/06 4:43 AM  
Blogger modroom whispered...

YES SPRING LEAP!!

6/4/06 8:02 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

alina chau.. thanks! 8)

aravis.. thanks.. im thinking of continuing this theme for the next illos too.. btw, im so into the black and white clouds that i made more pics!

hope you all browse over to take a peek 8)

modroom.. yeah, a big leap for me indeed..

6/4/06 4:00 PM  
Blogger freedom pad 'zine whispered...

grabe galing..turuan mo naman ako!

12/4/06 11:48 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

freedom pad.. ang susi ay magandang mouse! try optical mas madali control. 8) hehehe

13/4/06 11:12 AM  
Anonymous pearl whispered...

WOW! I saw this on Flickr and I find it amazing how you do it on mspaint!

3/11/06 10:20 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

hi Pearl! nice that you clicked thru here from flickr. actually, the step by step kinda shows it... but the main component is an optical mouse and lots of time... which sadly i dont have right now so no updates yet on Illustration Friday. 8(

12/1/07 8:03 AM  

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