Thursday, July 19, 2007

Illustration Friday - DISCOVERY

OK, so I'm cheating a bit on last Friday's theme ... I'm on a voyage of DISCOVERY and need your help. I'm working on a series and had a moment of possible DISCOVERY as I was nearing the finish of the work currently on my easel: instead of finishing the work in the first image to the usual level of resolution in the second image, I kind of like it as it is and am thinking of doing just a little more to it. In it's current state, the work has an edgier feel than my highly resolved works and whenever I reach this stage in a work I pause and ponder, then keep going. What do you think? Finish as usual, or leave the blurred edges and streaks?

Your opinion is greatly appreciated.


Kala said...

I love both but yes, the first one has an edgier feel about, seems to have more movement, I would leave it how it is!

Eli Edmundson said...

I like the more resolved image but only because the dark lines make it pop, otherwise the edgy looks great too!

the heartful blogger said...

I love it with its blurred edges, it gives it more mystery.

Jane said...

I like the blurred edges, seems to shimmer that way, which I like.
Thanks for your comment on my mailart illo.
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