Sunday, January 20, 2013

Illustration Friday - Myth

Narcissus (mythology) 

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Narcissus or Narkissos (Greek: Νάρκισσος), possibly derived from  meaning "sleep, numbness," in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. He was the son of a river god named Cephissus and a nymph named Liriope.He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis saw this and attracted Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus died. Narcissus is the origin of the term narcissism, a fixation with oneself.

NB....Beginning to get frustrated by the limitations of scanning. Never seems to scan exactly like the original. Beginning to think photographing work is a better idea. Any tips...anyone??

15 comments:

  1. Simple: knew it immediately.

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  2. Love this one! The collage aspect of it is really cool, and I just love the position you've got him in. Really, really cool image.

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  3. Hi, Claire,
    I really like this kind of art you're doing, I see it as "pure art" (in the sense of art unpolluted) I compare (sorry for it) with the art of man in a primitive state , so I talk about art uncontaminated (contaminated by fashions or styles, or ephemeral aesthetic,etc, etc, etc... see?)
    I see this work as if you came back to your mind inside you to express the primary, which is elementally important, like a man with a piece of charcoal on the wall of a cave, (and I think this is not easy to do)
    I like this a lot!
    Congratulations! :)))))

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    1. Thanks Roberto! I thought you would like it!

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  4. Lovely interpretation and I love where the state of reality & the reflection do co-exist so well here!
    Thanks for your kind message too.

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  5. hello claire, returning your call, so to speak. always find it surprising when anybody responds through illustration friday. i post randomly on there, but i like the idea.

    i've zigzagged around abit on your blog. and i end up here, at your most recent post. your narcissus character is fresh! and pleased to meet you, by the way.

    on behalf of the scanning, what is it you miss exactly when you scan? i scan quite alot of stuff, and am generally happy with the results, so perhaps i can help?
    n♥

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    1. Thanks for dropping by "Woolf"...love meeting new people via IF. Think I just have to learn patience with my scanning!

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  6. This is really cool! Very clever design and wonderfully neat style. Terrific!

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  7. I love your interpretation of Narcissus! It's so very colorful and lively.
    As for scanning, is it because the light of the scanner is picking up things you didn't want it to? Like the shine on some of the paper or the overlapping effect of the grass? If that is the case maybe you should try to take a photo of it instead. But then you'd have to try and get the lighting right.

    Thank you for the comment, it made my day (it's my first for my blog *squee*!)

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    1. Ooooo...I remember that buzz...Mit @ Creations at Mit was my first "comment-er" and made me feel like I'd made-it in blog-land! Re scanning.. definitely shiny paper causes the most problems. I think photographing is the way to go although lighting definitely causes problems.

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  8. Lovely use of textures here. I know what you mean about scanning - have fun with your experimentations!

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  9. Oh, I do like this one! So simple and yet rich in texture and emotion. I do like to see a little emotion in art - so often it's missing entirely. Or maybe it's just me that's missing it?

    I like the fact that I can look at this one for quite a while and it holds my attention.

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  10. Lovely. Gosh, I didn't realise that I hadn't looked at your blog for soooooooooooo long.

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