Saturday, 29 August 2009

Magnify

Is it just me or are magnifying mirrors scary?
©2009 nicky linzey for Illustration Friday

31 comments:

Karin said...

They are scary, especially after a certain age :-) Great design!!

Dream Painter said...

great design and beautiful colour scheme!

Caroline said...

What a super illustration! My initial thought was exactly the same as Karin's comment! If yours is like mine (two sides, one normal one hugely magnified) be sure to choose the right side or you're in for a BIG shock!!).

etc said...

It draws me in, in a dark short way…
I’ll TRY to explain…
Like a an old Polish or French film, like a William Morris pattern, like a remembered favorite illustration from my mother’s magazines seen as a child…
All these PLUS a feeling akin to that experienced when you observe the infinity of a fractal…

Ronni, designing fairy said...

great pic; Yes! so true. And add to that the mirrors in changing rooms exaggerate everything.

Valerie Lorimer said...

Oh my yes, they are! Love he background on this - very cool.

aimee said...

this is fantastic! i love it!

Connie said...

Love your subtle colours and as a fan of dots wherever they happen, I love the pattern!

Anairam said...

Magnifying mirrors are to be avoided at all costs! Great illustration, BTW!(Have you seen editor (of up and down town)'s post about magnifying mirrors?

http://upanddowntown.blogspot.com/2009/08/246.html
and
http://upanddowntown.blogspot.com/2009/08/247.html

Samantha Webb said...

i totally agree, scary! great illu! x

Linda Sue said...

Amazing illustration! Brilliant Nicky! I used to be facinated by magnifying mirrors- loved them- I could almost see my brain through my nose! (I thought) as age does it's worst I try to stay away from ALL mirrors!

By the way "Charm" is the week word if you want to play- leave a comment on my blogishness.
Cheers!

Caroline said...

'Superior scribbler' award for you on my blog, if you care to accept!

get zapped said...

Yes they are, but this is brilliant and beautiful! I love the colors and the line detail. Very cool illo!

yoon see said...

Hello Nicky, I hope I am not late dropping by, wow suddenly your recent IF entries are all so good.
I really love your entry for this week.
Yes, yes, yes, the idea is super!
The style and colour are super too!

The mirror is a good tool. It's our mind to that makes wonder, whether fine or scary!
Ha..Ha..

yoon see said...

Congrats to be this week IF winner Nicky!
Yes, it really turned out as expected, very very beautiful.
It leaves a foof print in my memory:)

Art Fan Ako said...

Congrats! Wow, they made a great choice for a winner.

justdoodleit said...

Congratulations! Love the color palette in this.

Nicola said...

Just logged on to check out this week's IF and *so* glad to see you are the pick of the week! : )

Alina Chau said...

COOL concept!

Kirk said...

Wow, great work. I love the colors and your concept, wonderful and clever.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! I love this! Nice quiet colors and still a hint of scariness, but so pretty!

ValGalArt said...

love it!

salli s. swindell said...

I couldn't agree more...my idea was very similar altho I never got around to finishing it! well done.

studio lolo said...

yay Nicky, yay yay yay yay yay YAY!!!!

I have always loved your patterns and colors. Wonderful that they chose you!

Ann Marie said...

This is awesome!!!!

Nicky Linzey said...

Thanks everyone for all your messages. It was A BIG shock for me to find this was Pick of the Week but a lovely one.

Adam Foster-Fahy said...

Congratulations on being selected as Pick of the Week, I can definitely see why. Very strong graphical style and the image perfectly illustrates the theme. Good job ;)

Adam Foster-Fahy
www.AdamFF.com

Vhrsti said...

I am glad your picture was picked up as Pic of Week because I missed this wonderful illo. Very well done, Nicky!

Kahili Creations said...

Wonderful art featuring my favorite color scheme...

Cecilia Levy said...

congratulations Nicky for pick of the week!

Sandy [gasbombgirl] said...

they sure are, i dont need to see up that close!! Well done great illo