Saturday, July 18, 2009

"After the Tango" - Illustration Friday #12



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34 comments:

  1. Ooooh! This is sooo beautiful! I love the color and the composition. The swirls are gorgeous and gives you such a great sense of movement. The Tango is such a sensuous and mysterious dance and your illustration is a wonderful depiction of this.

    Bravo!

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  2. Oh! Wow!
    It looks like this girl was thinking or loving so much after dancing!
    Beautiful image! Lovely concept!
    Congrats from Tango's Land!

    ;)
    mari.

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  3. Very lovely image Shirley! I love the passion red :-) Great work.

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  4. this is really good!!!very good!!!

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  5. That swirly red really gives it a lot of passion! Great painting!

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  6. This is lovely! I love the colour, the movement and the little character. Just love it all!!! I'm now following your blog as I've had a look around yours and really enjoyed looking at your work!!

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  7. O.o this is superb!! Very elegant, very arty and the faces just keep getting better!

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  8. Great use of red and those swirling shapes!

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  9. This one is really great (I had a bit of the same idea but no time yet to make it). I love the red and the shapes in it - it really represents the "hot and passionate" dance Tango.

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  10. I like the swirling watercolor. Perfect color for tango!

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  11. Lovely.
    The swirls seem to emanate from the dancer. As if it is the brazen path she left behind her, and here, she takes a moment to look back. Longingly? Or perhaps, to understand what lay there?

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  12. I love the red background with all the swirls and your girl is really sweet.

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  13. Hey- thanks for visiting my blog and the kind comments! I hope to keep you engaged:)
    Will be back here, for more!

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  14. Hey Shirley,

    Thanks so much for your ever welcome visit. I really appreciate your comments and am truly inspired to keep going!

    Have a great evening!

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  15. Hey Shirley, thank you for the email- yeah I've been updating my blog these past few days and I suppose it was too much to expect that everything would run smoothly.

    Thanks again though, love hearing from you.

    BY the way, your work is fantastic. Like there's a wonderful story inside. Yum.

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  16. Love the idea of the memory pattern (?) of a dance in the past! The colours are spot on, I really like the use of water colours here.

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  17. Wow! Excellent take for this week IF challenge Shirley!
    I really love the sweet rosy abstract background here:)
    Bold and romantic! She looks like waiting for her partner too:)

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  18. Love the swirly movement and rich colour! Great work!

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  19. gorgeous colors in this one!
    i like your poll in the sidebar - this is a great question.
    In general, the more you can describe through your illustrations, the better.
    if you ever want to pick my brain about the world of children's book publishing, please feel free to email me!

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  20. Oooh, I love those reds! Wonderful!

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  21. Great concept and you picked the perfect color!

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  22. WOW...this is GORGEOUS!!! I am sooo in love with the fantastic swirly colours:)

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  23. Beautiful. A wonderful sea of red.

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  24. Great, great, great!! The red composition is great! and I love that girl, her red dress is so stylish, Bravo!!
    ^_^

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  25. To everyone who commented, I am thankful for your having taken the time to visit! Hope you're all having a great summer. Thank you again for your kind words!!!

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  26. beautiful and wonderfully sexy, LOVE the red such a perfect color for this piece.

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  27. Wow Shirley! This one is GORGEOUS. Love the swirling pattern and the red; a picture of the passion of the performance rather than the performance itself.
    ~ Alisa

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