Sunday, November 20, 2005


This week's Illustration Friday contribution is a cheat, but I thought this photo was perfect for the theme. I've avoided the harpy-like beckoning of Photoshop for as long as humanly possible, but finally had a little fun with it today in order to make this photo into an illustration.

I took the photo of #2 son with our dog Zappa on a beach up the coast earlier this year.


Blogger carla said...

Aha...this time I'm first...what fun! Well, harpy-like or not, the photoshop effect on the sand and rocks is outstanding, as is the effect on the sky and clouds. I love the composition of this as well, and the feeling of catching a moment. I also love the overcast wildness of the coast...looking at this transports me and I feel a shiver of exhilaration (and chill). It's lovely, Andrea:>

20/11/05 2:33 p.m.  
Blogger Joel said...

Nice posterized effect! I'd wax on, but Carla has already done it.

20/11/05 3:41 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

I am sure that the photo was very nice. So is the illo. Cool colours! Oups, did I say cool again? Arghhhhhhh!!!!

20/11/05 4:00 p.m.  
Blogger Holly said...

This is such a wonderful photo. You caught the moment alright. Cheers!

20/11/05 5:22 p.m.  
Blogger Toni said...

Great shot and effects from photoshop.
Running on the beach is so freeing.
they must have had fun

20/11/05 5:37 p.m.  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Reminds me of how free holidays can be :)

20/11/05 6:25 p.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

aaaah, this is wonderful andrea!

20/11/05 6:32 p.m.  
Blogger Urban Convert said...

It certainly says "free" to me. It looks like it was a great day, and now it's immortalized here on illofri! Hope you don't go back to avoiding Photoshop.

20/11/05 10:56 p.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

I like the way the efects have distressed the image without distressing the concept!

21/11/05 7:54 a.m.  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

something different from your usual style!! love the dog!!

21/11/05 10:23 p.m.  
Blogger cream said...

Beaches in the winter! They convey old memories of laughter and warmth.
And freedom, since they are usually quite deserted!

22/11/05 10:26 a.m.  
Blogger Mick said...

I always enjoy seeing the treatments that you give your photographs, Andrea. Forgive me for not stopping in much lately...still sick at this end, it's all I can do to get my own work done everyday. Yes, I do owe you an email reply. Happy Columbus Day!

22/11/05 6:31 p.m.  

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