Illustration Friday: Influence

This week’s Illustration Friday word is ‘influence.’ With this in mind, I chose the classic subject of a flower to demonstrate how light and reflection influence an object.  This image is a festival of jewel tones spotted by the eye of my artist friend, Heidi (also mentioned in my post, IF: Gesture) on her recent trip to the Ft. Wayne Zoo.  From her trip, she sent me her lovely photos, ranging from baby lemurs and tigers, to feather textures and flowers. (I hope to illustrate some of her animals soon!) From her photos, I was particularly taken by this vibrant fuchsia, and thought I would enjoy painting under the influence of this kaleidoscope of color.  Enjoy!






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  1. Gorgeous, I want to eat the colours, they are so rich!

  2. This is awesome! Great work.

  3. wow – amazing!

  4. Shara Mills

     /  August 25, 2011

    Great water color painting. I love portrayals of light in watercolor.


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