Friday, April 6, 2007

Illustration Friday "Green"


Well, this is my Green post for IF and here are some green facts from wikipedia for your reading enjoyment.
Green is the color symbolizing earth, nature, and in a broader sense, life. It is thought to be an unlucky color in British cultures, where green cars, wedding dresses, and theatre costumes are all the objects of superstition. The color green is often used as a symbol of sickness. Cartoons often show a character as being sick with a green face.
People who are feeling ill are sometimes referred to as "green around the gills".
I think we all know that the emotion of envy is traditionally symbolized by the color green, but I thought that I would include it in here for anyone who may have forgotten this fact.
And for those of you who didn't know, Green is my Father's favorite color. It's the color of swamps, moss, fungus, frogs and it can be a beautiful color when you see it's radiant glow in an emerald or not so beautiful when you see a green bird poop on your windshield.

25 comments:

susan said...

i love this image! great glowing quality to it.

Diane Duda said...

i love this face!!!

annax said...

Great illustration.

ChatRabbit said...

This is cool- is the frame real? I like the eyes!

Michelle Lana said...

Hahah..cool!

marcisenders said...

Beautiful illo!

PAT said...

I love the illustration and the green definitions are wonderful!

Pat
Back Porch Musings

Debbie Egizio said...

Thanks everyone! Chatrabbit to answer your question, the frame is real. It was originally blue so I painted it to go with the image. It is titled "About Face" this piece actually has a different face painted on each side of the watercolor paper. It can be switched out for a different look. The other face goes in the opposite direction and has a very big smile.

get zapped said...

So expressive! It makes me smile. I really like how the frame give the character big ears. Lovely!

I've also read that green is considered a healing color. So, painting a wall green or a green bed spread is good for the ailing.

Patricia Lee Christensen said...

Debbie ~ Super job! Thanks for all the info on green. Green veggies are especially good for us, too - Your illo looks like he could speak - very nice work!

v a l e r i a said...

Debbie, certainly, very very great job.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Your posts always inspire me. Love your creativity!

Pati @-;-- said...

Adorable, Debbie. He looks so elegant :)

Happy Easter! :)

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Aurora said...

well...it´s just the face that the mirror of snowhite had IF...

bravo!

saludos!!

ValGalArt said...

This is so cool and unique! i love it Debbie!!!

Perriette said...

I love the color green and your illustration is delightful.

carga said...

a serious but very funny face,nice..

RonniHall said...

this is very cool and love your green definitions.

Random York said...

Very classy Debbie!

studio lolo said...

I love his different eyes...nice touch! I enjoyed reading the many defs of green, a most wonderful color! Hey...love the Smith & Hawken nest. I have a sort of similar one on my coffee table. Nests are magical :) Nice job Deb!

Andrew Thornton said...

Very iconic and ornate! Very nicely done. Oh, is there a significance of why one eye has an iris and the other doesn't?

Emily said...

Love this illustration as it reminds me of the green man of the woods...

Mike said...

Very nice illustration! Love the fun facts on the color green. Great Job!

trudette said...

Great picture, love all the different shades of green.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

cool entry.. and funny it reminds me of the witch's mirror on the wall.. hehe

8) Happy Easter!

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