Friday, August 14, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Wrapped"


As a contribution for the subject of "Wrapped", this was commissioned many years ago by a magazine for an article on new communications potential and how it was being held back by old communications technology.
A precocious student in one of my classes once told me the image was inaccurate, because those kinds of poles and wires were now strictly for electricity, not telephones. I had to explain that some imagery is intended for symbolic meaning, not to be taken literally.

13 comments:

Lynne Chapman said...

Lovely painting, gorgeous rich colour. A bit sad though! I hateit when you see bird's legs caught up in twine, don't you?

CHUCK'S ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY said...

Ray-Mel--
This is a beautiful piece. Nicely done!

Jana said...

Terrific colors, & interpretation of wrapped! What's the medium?

ale balanzario said...

Beautiful piece, love the color

studio lolo said...

You have to love a student's mind!
Wonderful illustration.

rmsmi said...

Great bird! Intricately done. Very fine work!

Casey said...

Sad and beautiful.

ArtSnark said...

gorgeous & perfect for prompt

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

He is beautiful!! The color is like eye candy WOW!!!

lucrezia said...

Agree with all of the above - lovely work!

Samantha Webb said...

your illu is beautiful, amazing colours! x

Ray-Mel Cornelius said...

Thanks for all of the kind comments.
The medium is acrylic on canvas.

Indigene said...

Dramatic composition!