Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Scale

Example

See, I'm a Libra, so when I saw this week's Illustration Friday theme was the word, "scale" I immediately thought I'd like to draw some sort of variation on my Zodiac symbol. And since I love cupcakes, it all seemed to make logical sense to me. I considered many other ideas though...and it was hard for me to figure out which direction I wanted to take with this...did I want to draw something relating to weight, to size or judgement? All things that might have made this a much stronger illustration. And then, after I decided to just get started on this... I thought...what should be on these plates??? Should she be weighing her options...cupcakes versus fruit? Or are her "balanced" and equal plated cupcakes okay? And now, it occurs to me (finally!) that this is fine the way it is. Just let it go! See, as a Libra, I might be "balanced" and fair-minded but, dagnabbit, it's hell to make a simple decision sometimes! So, fine...here, have a cupcake Libra girl!!

17 comments:

Gina Perry said...

really nice down to all the little details (i want a shirt like that!) she has a great discerning expression.

Kumikob said...

I'm a Libra too - for me it's chocolate? Or chocolate?
Love the colours and the concept!

nina seven said...

great idea for 'scale'! i love your style.

Kevin Spear said...

Nice design. I like your bold use of color.

MiKa Art said...

I'm a Libra as well- yes, decision making is tough! Very nice illo. I want to eat cupcakes...

sheree said...

really nice! love the color and textures! and cupcakes -yum!

dinahmow said...

And here's another Libran! But on the cusp, so the feisty Scorpio said: be different!
This is a well-balanced drawing.

Amanda said...

i like how its a different form of "scale"
and i like the colors

Kstyles said...

FANTABULOUS! I love the beautiful bright colors. Great blog!

life without novacaine said...

Very nicely done. You have a great illustration style. Love the colors you chose!

princesstomato said...

i love libras! :) my sweet dad and a few of my dearest friends are libra.
this illustration is really wonderful! and the description is so.....LIBRA!

Nemo said...

Very nice! I love the expression.

Kactiguy said...

Excellent! Your stuff is always so nice..and balanced

3ster said...

Beautiful!

Libra girl!! (Like me)

Nicole said...

Hi Paige!
I tagged you to write "5 random things about yourself."


Great Scale illo!

Angeliki said...

I just found your blog and I absolutely adore your style and colors.


I will keep visiting you :)

Take care!!!

Wendi said...

Paige,

Cute work, I like this one! That great expression LIbras have when faced with two things that are equally good. For all you cupcake lovers out there, if you make it to Portland OR be sure to check out this little place...
CUPCAKE JONES (in the Pearl District)
It's all they do!