Monday, June 25, 2007

Illustration Friday: Camouflage

Brought home a project over the weekend involving turning a photo of John Steinbeck's truck Rocinante into line art... so I decided to get some mileage out of the project for IF and grabbed that old GMC camper package and hid it amongst some of his words from Travels with Charley (not the same Charlie you've found on my blog previously).

Wasn't really worried about how the thing applied to the 'camouflage' topic, but I started thinking about what Steinbeck did those 45+ years ago when he decided to travel among the people of the U.S., virtually unrecognized, blending in and listening to their lives, their beliefs, their prejudices. I decided mebbe it fit the topic okay.

Peace to all, and may we pay attention to what the other person has to say.

14 comments:

tiffini elektra x said...

Holy cow! I love the this so much! The text going from black on white to white on black is fantastic. Just a seriously great piece.

md said...

great grey scale illo and use of copy wonderfully done

SLW said...

I love your use of text. This is great.

Clau said...

Great use of black and white!!
Amazing Illo

Focus_ret said...

Excellent! All the elements really hold together.

studio lolo said...

Super, super piece Twis! Are you going to submit something to the call to artists at the Steinbeck Center for the Day of the Dead contest? We're supposed to include a reference to Steinbeck in our work. Should be interesting! Here's the link.
http://www.artistasunidos.org/artistcall.htm

steve said...

This is a fine fine job! Way to kill two birds with one stone. You know, I keep forgetting to link you at my blog--now's a good time to finally do that.

HARDWAX said...

I think Steinbeck had it right, no planes, boats or trains, just the road and whatever you find along the way.
I like Steinbeck's thoughts lacing through the humble truck and camper which were used in his quest. Beautiful, thoughtful piece of work!

AndyDoodler said...

Very cool! Great piece! Like how you made it fit- or how things have a way of just fitting.
Peace-
and I love to pay attention- one valuable thing I can afford. thanks for making it interesting.

Janice said...

I like how you played around and got something that even inspired you....Some pieces almost draw themselves. Art is wonderful that way.. think its what keeps most of us going. This is a most excellent piece . Good job!

ValGalArt said...

Incredibly cool in every way! Love it!

Larry Lee said...

Wonderful.
You always put a lot of thought into your work.

timafli said...

This is a great work and I really like you use type to collage with the image. Nicely done.

cata said...

Oh! Rocinante the Don Quijote's horse! I love this name!
Your art is always refined, interesting and peaceable.
Un grande abbraccio from Tuscany.
Cata.