Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Polar Distress





Here's my painting for IF this week... poor old Earth wearing her melting polar icecap.

The text & map are from 19th century books, digitally copied & mounted on canvas, then painted over with acrylics. Then a bit more tweaking in Photoshop... 6x6"

24 comments:

Katherine S said...

wow, that is a great one! very good idea!

Janice said...

Lovely concept! and like the rest of your pieces.. it has your unique stamp on it.

Steve said...

Great illustration,
unfortunately it may be a little too close to the truth...

m.b said...

I absolutely love your work! Very distinct. You always have a unique take on the themes - I love the way you think! Wish I could do that!! :)

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

You just completely and totally rock! :)

aarph said...

I was looking forward to your entry this week, and you didn't disappoint. Fabulous as always, Leah! I like your take on the polar theme. The use of old text in your paintings gives them a rich antique feel. Keep them coming!

claudia said...

This is absolutely brilliant!!!!

Greg Hartman said...

Nice work Leah! That says it! Poor Earth...

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohhh this is a stunning combination of mediums! bravo bravo!

Keiko said...

Love this. Great idea!

Michelle said...

What a great idea. Very timely. Love your work.

Graham McArthur said...

Great illo. Well done.

studio lolo said...

Whoa!!! Right on the money. This is fantastic and brilliant!

carra said...

What an absolutely wonderful and special take on this theme! I'm almost lost for words, and that doesn't happen very often :)

suana said...

Wow! you're too close for comfort, but so true!!

Jim Pearson said...

Just gorgeous, and what an innovative and imaginative way to push the message on global warming. Beautiful once again.

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

a very strikiing image. nicely done.

lucrezia said...

Striking image!

The Mattman said...

Rarely do i see mixed mediums gell together so powerfully.
I think it takes a very strong concept to do it.
Which you have.
Great work.
M

Roger said...

Fantastic concept - and a very interesting style you have. Great!!

Angela said...

This is so brilliant and poignant. I love how the words of the text fit the piece, and add even more feeling to an already super strong image.

kdhamel said...

Love it! A wonderful take on a very important topic.

mrana said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Sparky Firepants said...

Wow, this is really beautiful. I just caught your work and I love it. Thanks!