22 October 2005

Solitude II:

This piece was meant to be put up in the middle of next month. Since, it is particularly apt for this week's Illustration Friday's theme, here it is.

Illustration Friday theme: Remote.

"There was once a future
For a working man
There was once a lifetime
For a skillful hand yesterday"
'The Circus' Erasure

20 comments:

R.Soler said...

Algún dia iré por ahí a descansar...¿como se llega?

vfm4 said...

lovely..
who will be sitting in the chair on top? makes me think of the Beatles' Fool on the Hill...

JacqueLynn said...

Love the line and shading skill and really like the darker black against the white sky

Holly said...

Well done!

vfm4 said...

it might as well be a tree stump with the chair cut out... a wood of tree stumps...

wonder what i'll be seeing in it next time...

Merv Kwok said...

whoa. im feeling 7 yrs in tibet with this bit!

Catnapping said...

what wonderful detail. can you imagine the work that would go into carving out that chair?

a very nice illustration.

carla said...

What beautiful, fine work you do! I love this remote mountaintop that seems to have a chair carved out of stone...waiting for the wise man that many will come to for sage advice?

Mick said...

Very emotive, this! I think that every young boy who's ever built a treehouse has also had this same vision...a chair at the tippy top of a mountain pinnacle in which to sit and view far and far and away!

rubio2d said...

Hi, chuang!
great Illo, love that mountain top, so sinister and depth...A lot of work in render it...
I like the contrast between the black masses on the mountain and the whole white background.
And great dancing-coreography clouds in the sky too!
goooood work man!

Aravis said...

Beautiful drawing and detail. It does feel isolated, remote.

Alina Chau said...

Great drawing!! LOve the concept too!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

vfm4, I do have an old ink sketch dating over a decade ago of a tree stump which was hollowed into a seat. That was inspired by an ink sketch I saw from an old Fighting Fantasy book from twenty years ago.

Alina, thanks. You are just astounding. I see so much new imaginative work from you in the space of a week. It staggers me.

Merv, can you believe it? I have not seen that Brad Pitt film. I know it is set in Tibet. How are the visuals?

Thanks Holly! Thanks Rsc!

The Unknown said...

Looks comfy.
love

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Catnapping, wow, the trip there would be an adventure in itself, let alone carving out the stone chair. Heheh. Thanks!

Carla, the seat of stone could be anything you want it to be. Remote and detached. Heheh. Thanks for your comments.

Thanks Mick. You given me an idea. I may just draw a treehouse! Have you ever seen images of houses of the sea-dayaks? They are large wondrous things to be marvelled at. Presently, I am thinking of drawing windmills!

Rubio, thanks. I think the clouds and skyline can be improved. I am still experimenting with clouds, trying to achieve depth. The usual fluffy things are somewhat not adequate when there are distant peaks.

Thanks Aravis. Appreciate your comment.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Unknown, thanks! Have a seat please!

Gerald said...

Once again...you've shown some nice line work in this illustration. Nice.

Ellen said...

VERY remote! Great job!

anthony said...

you do such great ink drawings. i love how you put a chair form at the top.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Thank you Gerald.

Thanks Ellen. It was fun doing this.

Thanks Anthony. I visited your blog a couple of times and have noted that you have a lot more nice painted pieces. I would love to be able to paint like you.