Friday, November 10, 2006


In spite of an earnest effort to think outside the box/colour outside the lines/polka outside the mosh pit, when I read that this week's Illustration Friday theme was 'clear' I was stumped. So I sat with it a bit. What kept popping into my brain was the way the TV triage team always yells "clear!" when they use the paddles on a patient suffering from heart failure. So I googled defibrillator, drew one of my black velvet Elvis numbers (below) from the image I found (also below) and randomly photoshopped it. Perversely, I love how fuzzy my illustration of 'clear' turned out.

PS If you have no idea what I just said, you're in good company.


Blogger susan said...

you continue to and i feel always will ... just crack me up! great great solution to a terribly hard week's prompt. it was all so un CLEAR to me too...
clear!!!!!! andrea is comin through!
love this... ;-)

10/11/06 5:10 p.m.  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

LOL! great take on the theme! love it!!
thanks for your comment on my blog :)

10/11/06 5:12 p.m.  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

very neat style!!

10/11/06 5:30 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ER, ahhhh! Always fancied doing that!
Great idea!

11/11/06 2:21 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea: What a terrific technic and style. I feel so proud to have actually been able to follow your through process--I love how woodcut-ty and distressed your image feels without it having to feel like it was "done" on a computure. Keep up the great work.

11/11/06 4:23 a.m.  
Blogger carla said...

Hah! This is, of course, perfect! I like both versions too. Why do they say "Clear!" anyway?

11/11/06 5:18 a.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

Very funny Andrea! And how perverse of you to go for a fuzzy version of clear...

11/11/06 5:56 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Carla: Apparently they say 'clear' so that anyone nearby will stand clear.

11/11/06 6:55 a.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

pretty amazing and inventive! I know no one will have an image like this so you won!!! Great work as always!

11/11/06 9:20 a.m.  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

cool and unique!

11/11/06 11:59 a.m.  
Blogger Joyce said...

you know you're always brilliant, Andrea. And yes, I'm having a happy birthday, thank you.

11/11/06 1:43 p.m.  
Anonymous Detlef said...

No flatlining here, another fine effort.

11/11/06 7:20 p.m.  
Anonymous aynaku said...

what an experiment! I know photoshop got some potentialities, but this looks really interesting...uhm

12/11/06 1:12 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good take on this week's topic :) I really like the texture you've used for the final piece, it really adds depth to the piece.

12/11/06 7:36 a.m.  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Yay! A unique IF, and not something transparent! And it's real pretty too, strangely enough. I like your original better than the photoshopped version.

12/11/06 8:09 a.m.  
Blogger Cez said...

great it

12/11/06 8:30 a.m.  
Blogger CAS said...

Wonderful use of texture, and a great image from some not-terribly-promising subject matter. Brilliant stuff!

12/11/06 9:17 a.m.  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Wow, you made a sterile piece of equipment look beautiful. Electric even, pardon the pun!!! Great work Andrea.

12/11/06 9:25 a.m.  
Blogger Malin H said...

You have your own cool style!

12/11/06 3:27 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this!!, is genial. Great style!

15/11/06 6:58 a.m.  

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