Friday, March 27, 2009

Illustration Friday - Poise


I've been working on this piece for a show entitled "Beginnings." Here, Adam and Eve are poised on the brink of causing death to enter the world by disobeying the only command that God gave them - not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

24 comments:

Elena said...

I love it Kristi. It's very dramatically poised yet beautiful at the same time. The moment right before all earthly life was forever changed....thank goodness we have the hope of a life to come!

Mouse Prints said...

This is an awesome illustration. I have never seen this scene done quite like it. You really expressed the action there. Great job.

Gregory Falta said...

Great job, i love all the little hidden details like the skull in the tree shadow and the serpent. Love it!!

Jacqui said...

Lovely and lush. I love that the animals are all watching, and the way the red of the apple stands out amidst the more muted colors.

Carli said...

Wow! great piece!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OMG!!!!! how beautiful is this!!! All I can say is WOW!!!! It's just awesome. I'm going to shut up now and just go back and look at it some more. OH why, oh why didn't they listen!!!! he he he he!

Mary Uhles said...

interesting illustration, i really like the darkness is creeping into the picture, like its stealing over the characters

Anne Jewett said...

Wonderful illo and story telling. It's all there. The tree's bowing/enticing gesture to the hopeful ending of the lion & lamb. Very nice work.

froggie said...

yikes! that tree just SINGS doom! wonnderful piece, kristi! :))

Ursula Shaw said...

Wow! Love every litle detail!

Ginger*:) said...

This is very mystical, Kristi. And Adam looks really very much like he is being led by a totally confident Eve. The animals have a look of worried anticipation. A beautifully created scene.

peg nocciolino said...

I love the atmosphere you've created! And Congratulations on your book! It looks beautiful...can't wait to get it. I didn't realize you do everything
digitally...The noodles in the pot on the cover just blows me away:)
Thanks for taking the time to leave a nice comment on my work.

peg nocciolino said...

How DID you do those noodles?
PS...I also meant that you color everything digitally:)

Kelly Light said...

It's fabulous!!!

Nathanael Lark said...

Wonderful atmosphere and light!

Jack Foster said...

Kristi, this is amazing! Wow! What a wonderful illustration of Adam and Eve. You've captured the heaven on earth ....and the silhouettes are fantastic. Nice!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Very impacting!!! Great job Kristi!

justdoodleit said...

nice soft shades and mood!

Naomi said...

Fabulous. I love the warm colours.

Kristi Valiant said...

Thank you all for your encouraging comments!

peg nocciolino: I'm delighted that you're blown away by the noodles on the Cora cover. Yep, I do everything from sketch to paint digitally. For the noodles I kept building up layer upon layer of noodles leaving each noodle slightly transparent. Then for the finishing touch, I thinly outlined around the top noodles with a darker paint color.

nessadee said...

This is a beautiful illustration. It has a wonderful glow to it!

Thanks for commenting on my pics! I have to give credit to my husband, though, he took the majority of pictures on the trip. He has a very good eye!

Vicki said...

Beautiful! The atmosphere is so lovely and inviting...

Emilie B said...

This is just wonderful! You are so talented. The use of light is beautiful.

ValGalArt said...

You are so talented Kristi :)