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Saturday, December 10, 2011

separated


Welcome to another episode of Illustration Friday on Saturday.  This week's prompt is "separated".  I kind of struggled to come up with something "nice" for this one.  I think the term often has negative connotations - splitting, breaking, ripping... pain, pain, pain...

But then I started thinking about time lapse footage of flowers growing and blooming and opening up.  What starts as a tiny seed or bulb eventually pops up and separates into all the pretty and individual flower parts.  Take the perennial tulip, for example. 

It starts as a not-so-pretty bulb, but then pops up out of the ground and makes (most) everybody happy as a beautiful harbinger of spring.

And speaking of time-lapse, I did a time-lapse video of this painting's unfolding.  I use Chaco's camera for these things, and he highly supports my doing so - in other words, he charges me rent...

You can support the local entrepreneur at this video [link].
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9 comments:

  1. Wonderful to see the video of the process of this beautiful painting!

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  2. Applause ensues.

    I am not sure which is more incredible. The finish picture or the video on how you did the shot. I was curious how long that actually took to craft that masterpiece? The video is fairly fast/short, but I feel it belies the actual effort you put into that sketch.

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  3. Thank you, Elizabeth and agg79. It took about an hour and 45 mins.

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  4. oh i just love tulips! yours are so tender and happy! nice take on the negative word! (i still haven't come up with mine)

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  5. What kind of shampoo and conditioner do you use? Nice shine and no split ends!

    lol...couldn't resist. :)

    Seriously, I enjoyed the production; watching talent at work and the music, too. The finished product is beautiful.

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  6. Ha, Anita! Thanks and yeah, nothing like amateur video = 3 mins of the back of my head.

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  7. Love the way you put a positive spin on the topic. And I do love tulips. Yours are so pretty!

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  8. Wow, what a great video! It was really neat to see your process. Lovely painting, too, and like the others I appreciate the positive look at this topic. As for harbingers of Spring, they can't come too soon for me!

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