quinta-feira, 23 de junho de 2011

NEIGHBOR TO THE BIRDS

Hello Friends! 2 posts in the same month eh? I'm getting better aren't I? :P

So... I have been reading Thoreau lately. I specially love a passage from Walden and while I was reading it, this image was formed in my mind like an epiphany. The feeling that I had to get it out of my head and turn it into something tangible haunted me for days, so I finally decided to create this piece. I hope you guys like it and your opinions are very welcome.
Model: Aiden Maclean

The excerpt that inspired me to do this illustration is this one:
"I found myself suddenly neighbor to the birds; not by having imprisoned one, but having caged myself near them.” Thoreau, Henry David. Walden, 1854

Ultimamente tenho andado a ler Thoreau. Gostei especialmente de uma passagem do livro Walden, Ou Uma Vida Nos Bosques. (1) Enquanto lia o excerto em questão, uma imagem formou-se na minha mente como se de uma epifania se tratasse :P
Durante dias tive a sensação de que tinha de transformar aquela imagem etérea numa coisa real e tangível que se pudesse ver, e assim nasceu esta ilustração. Espero que gostem e agradeço as vossas opiniões.
Modelo: Aiden Maclean

(1) O excerto a que me refiro é o seguinte:
"Dou por mim subitamente vizinho dos pássaros, não por ter aprisionado algum, mas por me ter engaiolado perto deles." Thoreau, Henry David. Walden, 1854

50 comentários:

sonoio disse...

es excelente!

un gran saludo

Francisco Martins disse...

Hola Sooio, como estás?
Un fuerte abrazo, amigo!

APO (Bem-Trapilho) disse...

mais uma ilustração divina! amei!!!
bjo Francisco!

Francisco Martins disse...

Olá Apo, está td bem?
Muito obrigada! bjs

Ces disse...

Good grief!!! This is just a result of your musings? You have a brilliant and beautiful mind. I love your interpretation - utopia! Ah the reality is not this beautiful. Humans are cruel and unkind to animals. This is beautiful, my friend! Tsup!

Francisco Martins disse...

Ces, thank you so much! I really enjoyed creating this... my mind is filled with images such as this one where beast, bird and flower are one with man. I have this dream that one day the world will get back to Genesis and things shall be as they should :)

You are very kind!

Tsup!!

ArtSnark disse...

Love Walden & your piece - great spin on the topic

Ces disse...

You can't help it! You are an artist. It is your life! We are the lucky recipients.

Francisco Martins disse...

ArtSnark: Hi Stacy, thanks for your visit and kind words!

Ces: Thant's exactly how I feel... I'm just a vassal for a greater power, and it uses me as it pleases. lol So it's like I'm possessed now. GET ME AN EXORCIST! :P

senhorita valdez disse...

está bonita! a citação do thoreau é muito inspiradora...agora a próxima vai ser mais LUNAR!

Francisco Martins disse...

Lol! indeed. vê la se tiras esse texto assim mesmo puxadinho da planta dos pés, yah?

Pito disse...

Es excelente Francisco.
Abrazo amigo!

Francisco Martins disse...

Pito, quanto tiempo amigo! Gracias por tus palabras. Fuerte abrazo!!

Vanilla disse...

Wow, such a stunning piece of work! I always look forward to seeing your posts on here!

Francisco Martins disse...

Vanilla, thank you so much for your visit and kind words. Best wishes!

donny* disse...

Thoreau is very inspiring, and this is such a beautiful piece. Great work!

ARI disse...

Fantástico y lleno de fantasía como siempre.

Francisco Martins disse...

Donny, thanks a lot buddy! I just saw your new blog... very cool bro! Cheers

Ari: muchas gracias amigo por tus palabras siempre amigas :) un abrazo!

shamil disse...

very impressive man...lookin great.....cheers

APO (Bem-Trapilho) disse...

obrigada pelas palavras carinhosas, Francisco!
um bjo

Francisco Martins disse...

Shamil, thanks so much for visiting my friend! your genius opinion always mean a lot :)

Francisco Martins disse...

Apo: Não tens de quê! bjs

Florencia Bini disse...

I think is one of your best piece of art so far. Love it :)

Francisco Martins disse...

Muchas gracias Florencia, como estás?
un beso!

Amy C disse...

super cool piece, I love the curly red hair it so unexpected but it works so well.
Hugs
Amy x

robi pena disse...

Pasada de currazo, esta guapisimo amigo!! Me encanta la composicion, los colores fuertes, todito!! WOW!!

Francisco Martins disse...

Amy: Thank you so much Amy :D I loved doing this one :)

Robi: Quanto tiempo amigo, como estás??? Muchas gracias por tu visita e por tus palabras amigas como siempre ;)
Fuerte abrazo Robi!

Brian Lue Sang disse...

A beautiful verse and a beautiful piece to match.

Read more and produce more pieces like this, buddy! We all benefit when you do!

HUGS!

Francisco Martins disse...

Thanks buddy :)

Laura Braga disse...

Hi My friend,
wow...your work is always excellent! Incredible color and detail, everything is so perfect!! :)
Saludos desde Italia!!

indira lakhsmita disse...

Hi handsome, my crazy friend :D

sorry i missed your post, this is soooo YUMMMY... i love the quote too, ive never read Thoreau before, i can only imagine the story and now you're telling it through your illustration, i am just enjoying it!!!!

indira lakhsmita disse...

oh no worries on the lack of updates, i appreciate you posting when you are able to! :D

indira lakhsmita disse...

ok im done spamming your blog, heheh...

Francisco Martins disse...

Laura: Thank you so much!!!! I hope that you are well :)

Mita: Hello craziest friend ever!!!! :) I'm glad that you liked it. You would love Thoreau, I'm sure... being a witch and all... yape, you would love it. I mean... he lived in a cabane (hut) in the heart of the woods for 2 years of his life. Awesome right? kiss!

APO (Bem-Trapilho) disse...

Mais uma visitinha para te agradecer a visita.

P.S. - Aguardo novidades ansiosamente!!!

:)

bjokas

RuAn disse...

Desculpa o meu mal portugués de hoje, não tenho tempo de usar o corrector. XD É um grande trabalho. Máis já nos tem acostumados.Agardo que tudo bem. Apertas.

Francisco Martins disse...

Apo: Obrigado pela visita. Bjs e bom fim de semana

RuAn: muchas gracias por tus palabras amigas. un abrazo

jazzlamb disse...

FRANCISCOOO!!!!HELLO! How are you?!?
Can I please tell you how beautiful I think that looks! I'd love to sit through the whole process of your work, straight from conceptualization and photography to the digital. It is too fascinating :)

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey Jasjyot, what's up? hope all is well with you. I'm great thanks for asking :)

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Vanessa Brantley Newton disse...

This is soooooooooo AMAZING!!!! Francisco! Oh my word how fabulous. I love his hair!!!! This is off the chain delicous such fabulous desig. Cutting edge indeed. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such encouraging words. They are like balm to the mind and soul. Thanks so much. You are so right about seeing your stuff in print. My family was so surprised and happy about it. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with me. It's precious and so very, very kind of you.
Best to you my friend!
V

Francisco Martins disse...

V!!!!! How are you??
Thank you so much for this lovely comment my friend!
Yes, seeing our stuff in print is such a magical feeling, I always get excited when I get to see a copy of something I did that got published. I feel like a kid in christmas when opening a present :)
Hugssssssss!

F.

bog_art disse...

Hola Francisco! Long time without stopping by around here! First I want to give you my support about your family situation. We really hope your sister and her children get well soon.

One more time I am kind of lost with your illustrations. Why a B/N picture in the process? Do you take the color off before to painting them? Impressive as always. Un abrazo desde mi blog. =)

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi Bog, thanks for your support buddy.

About the B/W picture - It is not part of the process - I made this illustration in color from scratch. However, After finishing it, I made some prints and photographed them. I decided to take one of the shots in B/W to see how it worked. I liked it and decided to post it as well. Thats it ;)

Cheers man

michael robertson disse...

Hi Francisco! Hope all is well with you and that you are keeping busy and productive. It's been a while since I've come around to check out your amazing work.
Absolutely stunning, my friend! You are truly amazing.

abraços
Michael

Emily disse...

Oh! The little capybara made me extra happy! Great piece dude as always! I love when books put great images in your head.
cheers!

Francisco Martins disse...

Michael, thank you so much for your visit buddy, and for your kind words. Hope you are well!
Um abraço! (sending you a hug)

Emily: Thanks!!! I'm glad you liked it :) I love capybaras, they are so cute and sweet! :D
Cheers!

Johanna Urban disse...

Hello!

How are you?

Great post, excellent work!
xx

Johanna, Sweden
ART

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi Johanna,
I'm good, how are you?

Thanks!

Kiss

Johanna Urban disse...

Thank you, I'm doing well.

Can't agree with you more, sometimes life is really unfair, some of the kids at the camp wasn't older then thirteen. When something like this happend I ask myself what in the earth have influence a person to do something as evil as this.

once again, great artwork!
xx

Francisco Martins disse...

You are right. Sometimes people act like they are possessed by something evil... what in the name of God makes a person snap like that and make such a vicious thing... i just can't understand.