Thursday, September 28, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Quiet"



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Above is the painting and the drawing of a piece that's been long in the planning, about a year in fact.

Below is a doodle I did about a year ago for a piece that I wanted to do but after a few false-starts, never made it. I shelved it and pulled the idea out about a week ago. I'm pleased with where things are headed with this.


The idea started about a year ago, and so I checked the archive of September 2005 to see what I had said about it just in case there was something incredibly insightful that must needs be repeated. But there was nothing. However, September 2005 was a fantastic month for blogging: many watercolors and other treasures, as well as some birds.

Check it out: September 2005 Archive

Also, my entry for S.I. 48 last year, which was full of birds as well and sadly, rejected.
Click on the picture below to go to a page of details and explanations.


33 comments:

Cedar said...

GOOD GRAVY! That is a world of difrence from last year, and in a positive way. Your detail work is right on, I want more.

~Gina said...

Your work is incredible! My jaw is hanging open. :)

ana paula said...

Corey, your work is fantastic. I can fell the wind, the atmosphere, it's amazing. now you can add another fan to your list, :D

Liz Jones said...

Oh,I love this one...

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! WOW!!

Cory said...

much thanks to everyone!

Josh said...

Beautiful work, my friend.

Sherry said...

This is really wonderful!

BGOZ said...

Extremely Cool! But what was the idea? Is it a secret?

:)=

Ginger*:)* said...

It's beautiful. I can hear the quiet whisper of the wings, and feel the tension in the air.

KiWi said...

Stunning. Simply stunning.

hartini said...

You have magnificent talent!!! I so envy you! :D

zann said...

absolutely stunning use of color. Incredible. I envy your talent too.

tusen said...

this is just amazing! I love the idea, I love the colours... beautiful!

Erika Ariente said...

uauuuu!!!!fantastic!!!

cjhardy said...

You have definitely put the year of planning to good use! This is by far the most dynamic illo I've viewed for this subject. Just superb!

Anonymous said...

I love the soft yet bold colors.

Michelle Lana said...

BEAUTIFUL! great work..

Majeak Ann said...

exceptional work.
love your imagination.
-Marjorie

mel said...

beautiful illo!!! love it :)

Greg Moran said...

Fantastic work Cory!! I absolutely love it!

Are you one of the illustrators from Portland Studios by any chance? Your style is unmistakeable!

Nancy said...

It's just terrific. I really envy your sketches. I'm only an adequate "draw-er." Last years was nice, but this one has much more depth and drama.

Monica said...

Wow, wow, WOW! Such an amazing piece of art. I'd love to be able to create like you.

Tj said...

Wow that is truly stunning! Is that for a book? When's it out? I'd buy it!

Kaya said...

Beautiful colours with a mythic feel. It seems like a phoenix or some other magical bird. Amazing!

georg said...

Oh, it's so beautiful!

It has a touch of mysterie, we can only gess what is happening, and it starts the fantasy!

Your style is amazing - this image is just great!

Sulea said...

your work just takes my breath away. gorgeous spirit and energy.

love
Sulea

Poseidion said...

I dont even know what I can say about your work! its simply awesome! wow. Keep up with the birds, they leave me speechless! they are beautiful!

mjc said...

magical...

the enigma said...

fascinating..and excellent..

Michael O'Connell said...

a phoenix protector or avian predator… hmm… amazing work as always cory… and thank you for sharing the process and history of this fine work…

scribblesk said...

Original and amazing!

Jaimie said...

This is stunning. Your work just knocks me out.