Monday, May 15, 2006

angels and demons for illustration friday


Angel or demon, flames or wings, losing human frailty or gaining it, punishment or grace? I don't think it's ever so black and white, or red.

This drawing was inspired by William Blake's "Web of Religion".
Pastels on blue paper, 15.5.06 Posted by Picasa

19 comments:

HARDWAX said...

This is wonderful, wasen't sure whether you would be submitting a piece this week, with moving and all. Beautiful, rarher abstract work, but essential questions. Looks like evil is gaining altitude in this. Inspired!

Rrramone said...

Love your words! Full of wisdom.

haze mcelhenny said...

I love this near-to-abstract rendition and the way you allow the viewer their own interpretation. this is excellent - really.

fenris said...

i like this a lot, it has some of my favourite colour combinations... tarnished orange and pale yellow on a murky green background. very atmospheric and lots of depth.

Teri C said...

Very deep and mysterious. Perfect for this theme.

the heartful blogger said...

Thanks everyone. Not sure I agree with you Hardwax about evil winning through, I think darkness is mostly misunderstood and underestimated as a purifying and learning experience...dark night of the soul and all that.

Toni said...

Poewerful piece. Sometimes we go through the darkness to rise above. I always come out learning something about myself and grow.

Roojiman said...

First thing I thought when I saw this was, "Must love Blake." And Lo! It was inspired by same!
Awesome stuff. Like the picture of your cat in the yard.

arvindh said...

Excellent work! I love it when one Art form feeds the other - his poetry has inspired this sketch and this sketch in turn enhances ones appreciation of his poetry.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Love the duality, nice moody colors!

andrea said...

Wow!
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carla said...

This has a lot of power with its dark, energetic lines...there's almost a feeling of flames in the reds and yellows, but also eart in the greens. Very cool!

susan said...

the words of william blake are always so beautiful to hear. i also love the pastels!

Tony LaRocca said...

Amazing. You're right, the line, if there is any, is pretty fuzzy. Cool drawing, as allways.

Roz Foster said...

Definitely looks like a dark angel. One of my favorite archetypes--Lucifer, just before his fall, or falling....Beautiful work, Tammy!

Ellen said...

Great job, Tammy!

TXArtcGal said...

So dark and mysterious...LOVE the color combo...and, how you played it nicely in the theme. FANTASTIC job!

cristosova said...

Honestly, I like your version much better! I think because it is more feminine and stronger in colors. The red feathery wings turned out great.

Sweet Pea said...

As soon as I saw this it made me think of William Blake. Those colours are so distinctive. You have created a lovely, atmospheric piece. Well done!