Thursday, December 2, 2010

Savour....


Recently, my mother and I took a trip to the Moab desert in Utah. We went hiking in Arches and Canyonlands every day. This illustration is both about savoring the memory of that amazing adventure because when you draw from your imagination you really loose yourself in the feeling of being there again. It is also about savoring the majestic and surprising beauty of nature. how each time you see something this epic and unusual, time stops and the moments extends on and on. I drew this in ink and then scanned it into the computer to paint digitally.

20 comments:

Pavinee said...

Wow! I'm soooo in love with this!
This should be shown in large scale. It's beautiful and mesmerizing. I can imagine your grand experience through this piece :-)

Love how you did with the balloon. I looked at the big image but still not sure what kind of medium you used.

It looks something between watercolor and digital art to me.

Again, beautiful! :-)

S Vogel Jessop said...

It is magical! Gorgeous.

Andi said...

You've created a gorgeous depiction of a place dear to my heart. I love Moab! I live kind of far from it now, but it used to be a favorite weekend getaway. If you go back, find Corona Arch and Cable Arch. You can climb up both, which is pretty amazing!

dthaase said...

awesome

Catherine said...

Wow, fantastic... love your work.. thanks for joining me.. I have become your 17th follower...

Evelyn said...

Beautiful piece.

Mmm said...

Wow, that is very imaginative. A great take on those desert regions. you have a wonderfully imaginative style. Keep it up. glad to have met you here, so to speak.

Melissa Arandia said...

This illo is really beatiful. I especially love the hot air balloon! Nature trips sure are good experiences and sources of inspiration for making art :)

Missy said...

Wow, this is fantastic. Your illustrations are always great!

Coreopsis said...

This is really beautiful. I love the intricacies of the arches. And then adding the balloon...suddenly it's not so realistic, but some kind of fantastic world I'd really like to visit....

Linda Hensley said...

Nice job!

pretty day said...

This is beautiful! The other images on your blog are really nice too. Lovely work.

dot said...

beautiful! i feel like i'm there...

Gerda said...

Woow, that is soo lovely! Beautiful colours, love the details!!

EVA said...

Wonderful!!!

Janet said...

As ghostkitten's mother and companion on this trip to Moab, I want to thank you for this beautiful, wonderful illustration. This vacation was an experience that I will never forget! Hopefully, we will have many more vacations together. Lots of love to you, mom

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Nicole, What a surreal, exotic landscape! You've captured the magic of Moab; delightful!

Katie said...

How pretty!!

dthaase said...

Nicole...CONGRATS - your submission was selected and you are now a wizard of whimsy!

just in case you didn't get my email from (webofwhimsy[at]gmail...)

Florencia said...

This is great!
Really love the magic!

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