Friday, September 01, 2006


I haven't participated in Illustration Friday for a few weeks so decided that for today's topic I'd google the word and then do a 5-10 minute sketch of the first image that came up. Voila: safe.


Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

Wonderful balance of light and dark; securtiy

1/9/06 9:53 a.m.  
Blogger nadine said...

What a clever idea (to Google).
I like it!

1/9/06 11:26 a.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i like the crooked shape and playful use of lines and shapes! When you look at it from an abstract view it becomes many things! Very cool and love the limited palette too!!!

1/9/06 12:33 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

I love those drawings! Nice! I will certainly not tell you what MY first idea was... Hehhehhe! :)I still have to draw my second idea... I'm sooooo laaaaaaaaaazy!

1/9/06 1:09 p.m.  
Blogger kj said...

oooh, the angles and the picture changes right in front of my eyes.
i love all of it!

1/9/06 1:09 p.m.  
Blogger carla said...

The safe looks as if it's moving, perhaps full of things that have a life of their own! I love your white on black drawings that really show off the patterns. I also like the way you've placed the safe breaking through the's a self-cracking safe!

1/9/06 1:19 p.m.  
Blogger Lady Guedes said...

Nice safe!

1/9/06 1:48 p.m.  
Blogger ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

I'm glad to see Illustration Friday is back on your blog.
Using Google for inspiration is brilliant idea.

1/9/06 2:26 p.m.  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

Looks fairly safe to me. :) ?? Sorry.

1/9/06 3:40 p.m.  
Blogger steve said...

Very nice and to the point Andrea--looks almost like a woodcut print!

1/9/06 4:54 p.m.  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Cute! Nice scratchboard-- you could tile it and make an Andy warhol-kinda batik cloth or something!

1/9/06 6:06 p.m.  
Blogger albina said...

Now, bring two boyz with sticks of explosives and see how safe this safe will be, he-he...

1/9/06 7:15 p.m.  
Blogger susan said...

love it my dear... and we will adore your work just as much as what has already arrived i am sure.

1/9/06 8:27 p.m.  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Neat scratchboard effect. I like the raw energy here.

1/9/06 10:41 p.m.  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

This is stunning, I love the contrasting colours and vivid dynamic lines.

2/9/06 4:34 a.m.  
Blogger stacey m said...

like the crosshatch effect! i do this same thing, 5 minutes, your's is great!

2/9/06 3:55 p.m.  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

5-10 minutes--Yikes! This is beautiful design--so exciting to view. I love the feeling of movement and texture. I've been trying to figure out how it's done? Is it white acrylic on black background or did you do it digitally? I really like it a lot and appreciate your sharing your process of giving your 10 minutes to take the first google image you get. Great idea!

2/9/06 8:06 p.m.  
Blogger The Tart said...

I love the contrast!
I have got to try this sometime.

The Tart
; )

3/9/06 11:41 a.m.  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Striking! That design in the black and shades of white-uummm. So good!

3/9/06 12:49 p.m.  
Blogger swampgrrl said...

lovely portrait of a safe.
not at all what i expected when
i read your entry title.

4/9/06 8:14 a.m.  
Blogger creative kismet said...

Very cool image of a safe. Good idea to google and give yourself a limited time. I need to try that sometime.

4/9/06 2:56 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it ! :)

5/9/06 5:03 a.m.  
Anonymous republic of desire said...

5-10 minutes? sigh...

This is great, good composition breaking out of the frame, very nice cross-hatching and distortions. I've been "forcing" myself to work fast as well, good things can come from it.

5/9/06 1:23 p.m.  
Blogger tiffinix said...

Oh I am so happy blogger is letting me comment! I have tried twice this past week. . .sigh. Anyway - this is a fantastic take on the topic. I love the lines plus what a fun idea to go for such a quick amount of time!

5/9/06 4:27 p.m.  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

I just love your textures and use of good black and white! A great sketch!

6/9/06 5:48 a.m.  
Blogger Caty said...

great idea! love the composition and the design!

6/9/06 6:41 a.m.  
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