Tuesday, November 24, 2009

IF - Music

Lucky for me, the prompt this week for Illustration Friday is music. I am too busy to create a new piece so I posted this flashback piece from an illustration class assignment. It was a cover illustration for American Recorder Magazine. (BTW, the requirement is that recorders are used in the illustration.)

Coincidentally, last night, I was an invited guest in Glenna Lang's intermediate illustration class at the School of the Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston. (It was the very class I took when I completed this piece.) Glenna-- illustrator, author, teacher, mentor, friend--requested that I come and share my work with her students.

I got to sit in on a critique before I presented. It was a super-talented group. Former classmate and illustrator Ethan Haynes is a teaching assistant in the class and it was good to see some of his new work, too. He designed this cover for AR Magazine. Very cool!

Later I got to present my work. I got interesting questions and thoughtful feedback. It was a fun evening and I left feeling quite energized. Their enthusiasm was uplifting. I am grateful!

9 comments:

Nina said...

this gave me a good chuckle. I really enjoy how the recorder is the woman's body. It works quite well. very playful!

nina seven said...

this is a fun piece, ann marie!

Rita said...

Thanks for your comment in my blog.
I like your illustration too. But at first I didn't know what you ment by a recorder (in spanish we call it flauta dulce/sweet flute). I had to ask google to show me recorders images, and then I saw it in the singer's body. It's been fun. Besides, I have my recorder since I was 8 years old and I would have killed to be an opera singer (I received classes, but I wasn't so talented).
Have a good day.

Zelda Zap said...

Wow! That's a great piece! Beautiful work. I ah... attended MassArt, right down the street from the Museum School. Of course I wasn't in illustration... but that's another story.

translucentblue said...

Nice, Ann Marie! That dress sure looks amazing! (^_^)

salfromcal said...

Ann Marie, I love your artwork it is delightful, fun and free. Your group must enjoy their work as I'm sure the children as well as adults do. Love the musical instrument as the body of the lady. Very cute.

jcdillustration said...

That's so cool that Glenna had you as a speaker! Yay!! Also great AR cover!

Maria Eugenia said...

beautiful funny singer!

yoon see said...

Wow! This is truly a masterpiece and what a brilliant idea you have:)