Friday, August 29, 2008

Illustration Friday: "Memories"


If you like, you can pull something out of this, something to do with the photograph and the rose and the audience of one. I like to think the monster is remembering a better time and music helps him to remember.

This is one I've wanted to do for a long time. I like the idea so much I'm sure I'll revisit it again.

17 comments:

Rrramone said...

Cory, it's monsteriffic!

Lynette said...

Nice job! I love the idea of dragons with a sentient life.

Valerie said...

so much dept in this image; I love the monochromatic and the sense of space. Lovely!

not evita said...

the theme of the day puts a song in my head. by the same composer of the musical this makes me think of.
but better.

Josh (musarter) said...

I agree with Valerie, the color choices are great. I also like the humaness of the face; it had a lot of feeling. Nice work.

Katie said...

Very nice illustration. Great colors and fades.

Juan said...

What a powerful illustration!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

wow! what a striking image! the idea.. the darkness.. the mystery.. its so great!

J. Wade said...

Very neat! I like to think it's somewhat of a different take on the Phantom of the Opera. With the obsession of a girl being the "music" that he's looking at. He was once human but something happened and music is the only thing that makes him feel human...or something. I dunno.

Roberta said...

This is one not to be missed! Fantastic work!

INDIGENE said...

Great work and quite original!

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thefridayfrog said...

just just beautiful...that red, the light...his wonderful awkward claustrophic space...fantastic illio, corey!

Curious Art said...

A fearful creature with a soft heart... music hath charms, maybe especially when the beast makes it himself.

Eric Wieringa said...

My kind of illustration. I love both the idea and style.

Tammie Lee said...

oh my, this is just wonderful! Very dreamy feel as though there is a memory from the past visiting.

damon said...

beautiful

i love it

Joyce Ann Martin said...

I love it. :) Your monster feels so real, and the way that you use light is superb. Fantastic!