Friday, March 13, 2009

Legendary – IF

This is posted in response to Illustration Friday. This week's prompt is Legendary. The dragonfly is legendary and mythical throughout the world. In Europe, dragonflies have often been seen as sinister. In East Asia and among Native Americans, dragonflies have a far better reputation. For me they're a sign of a nice hot summer day with a little magic thrown in.

31 comments:

Nathanael Lark said...

Nice solution to the topic this week. Your work is such a joy to view. Great job!

Pea said...

Lovely patterns!very cool !

ROSÁLIA LERNER said...

How pretty, nice and lovely work!!

polona said...

i love dragonflies so i think this is a great theme perfectly executed.
i'm always amazed how wonderfully you combine colours in your works and this is no exception

Flying Colors said...

I agree with you, same path... We did an IMT 7 IF combo post.... lol
Very beautiful and elegant!
Have a great week end :)

Asja said...

beautiful patterns and textures. i love dragonflies, i think they're really satisfying to draw.

studio lolo said...

I'm breathless. This is so tranquil and lovely. The color harmony is perfect. This could be a wall in a spa...aaaahhhhh. I've never been to a spa, but you know what I mean!

I love love love this!

have a beautiful weekend ;)
XX

"i" said...

yayaya theory, but what is legedendary for you???

Momo said...

A very pretty and tranquil piece. Nice!

Masago said...

lovely

Bella Sinclair said...

GORGEOUS patterns and colors! If this doesn't say warm spring, I don't know what does. And I didn't know dragaonflies had a sinister reputation in some places. How could they? They're so beautiful!

jyotsana said...

you create soothing patterns ...and thnx a lot for the permission...

jyotsana said...

hi kelle,
i just posted that game on Ah Woman.
Do Come and see...

jean benabou said...

Very calming colors and patterns. I love dragonflies too!

Emila Yusof said...

beautiful!! i love dragonfly!

ArtSparker said...

A pleasing and harmonious design

Nicky Linzey said...

I love dragonflies too and this is a beautiful pattern. Unusual subtle colours too.

Katie said...

Very clever patterns and idea for the topic. Impressive.

Steve Cozart said...

Beautiful design.

AndyDoodler said...

Calm peaceful floating feeling here- like flying along with the dragonfly & taking in the scenery below.

aimee said...

you've done it again! a gorgeous illo and a great lesson to go with it.

Gai said...

beautiful colours, lovely piece.

soulbrush said...

this is exquisite, would be a great wallpaper. i love dragon flies, they are almost ethereal.

CATI said...

Love those sweet colours, and the armony in the whole!

Rrramone said...

Nice. I have red dragonflies that visit me every summer, which I love. I took some good pix of them which are on flickr. :-)

yoon see said...

Great take on the challenge.
Lovely and I can feel the breeze too.

Vicki Smith said...

Your designs would be great printed on fabric. Have you seen the spoonflower.com website? They will turn designer's surface designs into fabric and they have a fun blog, too.

get zapped said...

Another delightful prompt from IF. I thank all of you for your comments and sharing ideas as to what my work lends itself too. It's great learning from others.

Peace.

Heather said...

Lovely color and design.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's beautiful

Tomás Serrano said...

By chance I´m finishing a children´s book about a dragonfly. It will be out on may. Yours is a wonderful piece.