Saturday, September 10, 2011

Illustration Friday theme: Boundaries

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This is my entry for the Illustration Friday theme, Boundaries. We demarcate physical boundaries, but there is also the boundary between conscious and subconscious thoughts (or real life and dreams). That is a concept that is more difficult to represent in visual terms. I tried to create a visual boundary between the foreground illustration and background painting; using a "relief" technique, or shadows and light. With this method, I hoped to emphasize the dream going on in the minds of the woman, child, and figure with the magic wand. People also maintain arbitrary boundaries, or hierarchies, between artistic genres such as children's illustration, photorealism painting, street art, etc.

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