Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Terra Incognita

Or is it Terror Incognita?
For IF topic "Green"--

I'm trying to learn web design so that I can modify my main website, & it's a big, scary new world for me. I feel like a baby taking its first wobbly steps... or a bud just unfurling in iffy weather...

I did this piece digitally to remind myself that I felt equally terrified when I first started learning to "paint" in Photoshop. Now it's just another tool... maybe there's hope.

24 comments:

mrana said...

wow this is gorgeous leah, amazing.

Janice said...

the digital background provides your illo with an almost emerald jewel quality... Lovely piece..
I like the contrasts of the organic with mechanical as well.

Alina Chau said...

AWESOME!! Love the texture in the background!!

buep said...

Lovely piece! It has something dreamlike. Awesome!

trudette said...

Very nice piece, love the soft colors in contrast to the background.

Siukwan said...

very nice indeed

Claire said...

This is such a beautiful image. If you can paint in photoshop, you can edit a webpage. No problem!

Pirusca said...

very nice and disquieting

Jeff G said...

Very nice image! The muted colors remind me of the artwork on Smashing Pumpkin's Mellon Collie record.

aeneadellaluna said...

Maybe it's terror incognita..since she is a bit scared..but it could be terra too cause she is so involved in those plant style things!

Jim Pearson said...

This is really wonderful - its visually stunning, but it also captures that feeling of venturing into uncharted territory. Uncommonly nice work.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Your work is always beautiful and cool! Learning web design? I'd be happy to help if you have questions. Another great learning source is lynda.com, who is a client of mine. Her web site offers online training videos. You could have access to the whole library for $25 per month, no contract. Topics include web design, Photoshop, and a ton more. I think it's a great learning tool. You can view some samples for free too. If you have questions for me, let me know. www.scottcuzzo.com

Nicole said...

Beautiful work!

Liz Jones said...

Ahhh-- gorgeous!! You may not know your way around the webdesign world yet, but you sure know how to paint!

Stacia said...

Absolutley fabulous! Love the contrast between organic and tech. great job on those eyes...they're breathtaking. Cheers!

Brine Blank said...

Great design on the 'character'...has a very old school feel to it...

mcscrub said...

great job

mike r baker said...

Wonderful illustration for your idea. You have such a beautiful style.

mrs. b. said...

Really beautiful work, there's so much to see!

Alli Beaumont said...

just found your blog and really love your work, and a really nice resolution to the theme!

Terry said...

way to go on this. be-be-beautiful..

Greg Hartman said...

Hi Leah, I love all of your work...beautiful style! Truly gorgeous. Thank you for commenting at my blog. I too would like to learn web design and feel a bit like I will be entering an alien world. Glad to hear that I'm not alone with that feeling.

aarph! said...

Another great piece by one of my favourite IF contributors. I look forward to your next posting. Thanks so much for your kind comment. You're right, the small image doesn't show the detail, but I like to think it's there for those who are curious enough to discover it.

EB McHenry said...

Leah,
Love that lonely bee hive pic!
I recently heard a theory that the
bees are fine and simply returning
to their original homeland-- Venus!
All part of their natural cosmic cycle ....that's a long trip for
a little bee, don't you think?
xxEB