Saturday, 5 June 2010

Trail

Watching the bees trail around my garden on a hot summers day ...


I cannot make up my mind. Do I prefer the one with the line drawing or the one without? What do you think?
© 2010 nicky linzey for illustration friday

19 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

this is beautiful. I love your style and color palette! Great designs too.

k.h.whitaker said...

definitely with, it's one of the things that drew me to it, I love the centers of the flowers and the bees

Vicki Smith said...

They're both beautiful, I can't decide!

aimee said...

with the lines! it adds just the right finish without being overdone. nicky, you amaze me!!

Pat said...

I prefer the one with the lines--it's beautiful!

Alex said...

I'm voting for 'with' - though they're both great - good job

susi said...

i also vote for the line drawing - very vera 70s.

justdoodleit said...

Gorgeous colors! I find the abstraction of colors only intriguing!

Megan Coyle said...

These are both lovely - although I have a tendency of leaning towards using dark outlines.

remistuff.blogspot.com said...

I LOVE the one without the lines, so beautiful!!!!!!!!! It so different really really like it aloought!

IVYALLOVER said...

wow...this is gorgeous - I love your work! Just stunning and the colors are perfect. I lean towards the version with the lines. ♥

Linda Hensley said...

With lines. I think the other one is too scattered, but I love the top one.

Caroline said...

I too love the one with the lines! Lovely work Nicky!

roberta baird said...

i love your designs!!!

Shirley said...

Nicky - This is SO fantastic. Thank you for sharing both...I must say, the first drew me right in. I think I tend to need to see line since my eyesight is so rotten..but the second just intrigues me - it's like looking through layers of glass (I know that sounds weird) but it's a good thing...I find it very cool to be able to discover all that each layer reveals. Beautiful work, as usual, Nicky!!

Bella Sinclair said...

How fun to see it both ways! Such a difference, and they are both wonderful. Without the lines, it looks like beautiful mosaic. But I also love seeing all the detail of the petals and the centers. Poppies, YAY! Gorgeous colors.

And thank you so much for your comment. I'm embarrassed to admit, I had to google Arthur Rackham. But when I did, I was amazed! Wow, what beautiful work!

June said...

Both are great in their own way, but I prefer 'with line' as I always love the black centres of poppies.
Lovely work...

blissful chick said...

i'm a big fan of lines. however, the patterning in the lineless one is rather wonderful... i can see that image repeating, repeating, repeating

get zapped said...

I like the one with the line drawing. They're both gorgeous, but the line drawing brings it all together and brings depth to the illo. Would make a great print!