Friday, October 12, 2007

Polar Extremes - IF




This is posted in response to Illustration Friday. This week's prompt is "Extremes". What first came to mind for me was climatic extremes and the threat to the extinction of polar bears. Climatic warming is melting their ice pack habitat. This is hard to imagine and saddens me.

23 comments:

murphy girl said...

i love the striped background and its colors

polona said...

a sad story behind it but LOVE the image

Vhrsti said...

Very nice illo. Love especially the colors and the idea of course. I made also picture about global warming on this extremly ;-) theme but I'm not too serious ;-)

Eli Edmundson said...

Seems like a new look for you, I really like it! Nice color palette!

Josh (musarter) said...

Cool illo. Very sad article though logical it is with global warming and all. It will be a sad day when the great white giant will no longer be found in the wild.

Thanks for visiting my blog and offerring a great comment.

Teri C said...

I agree, polar extremes are extremely worrisome. Great job on this.

Masago said...

Very nice!

Cathie said...

very nice idea and i agree. i like the colored layer representation too. nice work.

Ms. Amy said...

i can just hear him humming to himself: "dum de dum de dum dum."

Ces said...

He is very cute from afar, of course.

ValGalArt said...

beautiful and i love polar bears!

studio lolo said...

You know this topic is near and dear to me as well, esp now that I have Olaf and Olga to worry about :) The whole climate change is of great concern to me, honestly. Nice post and illustration GZ!
I'm so touched you stopped by with well wishes before the show! It was a success. It was great fun to watch everyone take the time to read the stories. One lady said the show was a brilliant idea, oh...and I sold 2 more. (Last night I sold "Moon" and "Peace,")
I want to get to the studio to work on this week's word and then perhaps later I'll post pics from last night. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness, and yes, you were there in spirit :)
See you Monday?

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Some, though not many, feel we are just in a big cycle. I hope that's true! Nice work.

Laurel Neustadter said...

I love this piece. Great design and colors. I like the simplicity.

Dee said...

I like the graphic feel of this piece. The colors are great. (The Polar Bear Situation makes me very sad indeed. Watching Inconvenient Truth, that was one of the things that drove it home to me...so sad.)

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Ohhh this is just beautiful! :o)

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely picture, the colours and design. I hate to think about polar bears losing their hones because of global warming

AndyDoodler said...

Awesome illustration- sad reality.gt

carla said...

I love the simple graphic look of this piece. The colors are wonderful, too.

~Gina Cuff said...

Yes, it is a horrible thing to imagine! Great illustration!

~Gina

get zapped said...

To everyone - thank you for your generous comments and I must add, I wish I didn't have to share this extreme with you!

Peace.

Rrramone said...

Love the graphic feel of this one!

md said...

lov the graphic look to this