Thursday, November 09, 2006

Illustration Friday {Smoke}


I think one of the cornerstones of the Parisian diet is a fresh cafe au lait and a long cigarette. The French people are so glamorous and the air is so...hazy.

11 comments:

chronkite said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Traci Bixby said...

Oh my!!! This piece is so alive and so stunning. Just georgous! Such amazing detail. Love it!

Jeannette said...

Great work, great style & color!

flossy-p said...

This is so lovely and vivid, the colours are wonderful. I love the delicate inky outlines, I love her lips, but mostly I love her hand!

I remember being in Paris in a shoe shop, a woman came in smoking a cigarette and carrying a small white dog. She continued to do both as the shop assistant bustled about her, fetching shoes and trying them on the womans feet.

Tj said...

Hey there mighty sally, nice blog you got here! I really like this piece, great colour combination, very smooth lines. Its just a beautiful piece of artwork!

Marion said...

Great!

mjc said...

Beautiful colors! I love the way you draw her face and the smoke. Great work.

cruststation said...

Your art is amazing, this is so beautiful love her expression, makeup and the smoke. Watercolour is not an easy medium, I think you have so much talent great work as always.

Kempton said...

Nice. Great success! (smile)

julie said...

Perfectly Parisian. You've captured the essence of Paris so well - the drama, the glamour, the sheer decadence. Great work!

Hubby said...

When people smoke in Paris, it is not the same as North Americans, where the cigarette hangs out the corner of the mouth or pooches precariously on the end of one's lower lip. No, they smoke as though they are playing a delicate instrument, like the smoke is an arrangement of musical notes.

Of course, the tune is death and it smells like hell. But, the image is much more graceful, to be sure.