Tuesday, December 8, 2009

EDM Challenge #163 Draw a deck of cards


I just am squeaking by on this one.
Not whole deck of cards, but just a drawing of two cards.
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The lyrics are from "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts".

23 comments:

donna said...

More terrific work. The skin tones are soooooo good. And I continue to be amazed by your marriage of Dylan's lyrics and EDM challenges. Way to go!

~jolene said...

Drawings or photographs? WOW! So life-like! I can feel their emotions in their eyes! Just amazing. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Possum Patty said...

Great interpretation. Awesome job on the faces.

marancat said...

I love this - a great painting and absolutely perfect for the lyrics you chose.

raena said...

You continue to amaze me! Wonderful interpretation!

Revelle said...

I love this! Great idea!

Ramona Davidson said...

Great interpretation of the challenge. Love the layering and the colors. Great work.

Dragana Savkov - Bajić said...

Wonderful! Love your colors and texture! Great job! :)

Ellen said...

Donna, Jolene, Patty, Marancat, Raena, Revell, Ramona and Dragana...thank you all so very much for your kind and generous comments! All of them (and you!) mean so much to me. I am so grateful.

Vicki Robison said...

Nice, very nice. I really like your patterns in the background and on the hoodie. Creative and interesting!

Nicolette Anderson said...

This is great! I love the profiles, and the patterns...

Pattie Wall said...

I love the transition from the card face to real people...gives me thoughts and a variety of interpretations. I think I would need to hear the song to think about it...Nice colors!

Ellen said...

Pattie, for the most part these aren't illustration of the songs. They're just an EDM drawing I could link to an BD lyric. Might be fun one day to really illustrate the songs, but for now that's not what I'm doing. Does this make any sense? But I love that you have thoughts about it!

Ann said...

Brilliant!

Ellen said...

Thank you, Ann!

Gary said...

This image fascinates me. The tri-profiles, one stylized card guy and two beautifully rendered women. This seems to be ripe with meaning - so the success of this piece is that the viewer (me) will think about this well beyond. Like everyone else I love the connection with Dylan lyrics, but what is rocking my world is your sense of design, your use of patterns and the deft arrangement of color in the composition.

Ellen said...

Gary, you are so kind. I'll bet you are a wonderful teacher, with such descriptive comments. It really does help me analyze my own work (and others' when I read what you say about their work) and see what I've done, sometimes just instinctively and sometimes with a plan.

Ellen said...

Oops, Gary...I left off the "Thank you" from that message! Thank you!

freebird said...

Super! You are so creative especially as you are using lyrics to design by!

Deborah said...

Great work here. I like the way you incorporate the song lyrics.

Ellen said...

Thank you freebird and Deborah!

Krista Meister said...

Very creative interpretation! Beautifully done too.

Ellen said...

Thanks so very much Krista!