Monday, May 12, 2008

Illustration Friday-Electricity

Electricity is the new topic for Illustration Friday this week. Since my husband, who has worked his life away for the power company, knows so much about the subject, I thought I would ask for his input. Well, it’s funny how we all have different perspectives on things - he instantly thought of a power house, converters, transmission lines, transformers, those water drop thingies for hydro power, dams, substations, K what-cha-ma-call-it lines…and it goes on. I said, “Honey, can you make it simpler?” He said, “a kite, a key and Ben Franklin”.


Personally, I was thinking of a riveting on-stage performance by a beautiful actress or dancer. Something along these lines from
3. electricity – keen and shared excitement; “the stage crackled with electricity whenever she was on it”
Oh well, he always seems to win out lately, if he didn’t look so much like Sean Connery, maybe I wouldn’t give in to him so easily. Just kidding…I liked the idea too.

The images I used for this composition are:

  • Brown background
  • Blue background
  • Powerline photo that looks like a line drawing
  • Inverse cloud background
  • Ben Franklin scan from currency - recolored with a mask
  • Kite illustration
  • Key - scanned image
  • Lightening made from Obsidian Dawn brushes
  • Frame image


Heather said...

I did Ben Franklin too--but came up with something very different! The way individual minds process a topic is fascinating. I like the way you put your images together--very satisfying.

Emily said...

I wonder if Ol' Ben ever could have imagined vast allys of pilons crisscrossing the globe... lovely collage!

Mya said...

Wonderful job. I think this is better than a cat putting something in a light socket and his hair standing on end. That is the first thing that came to my mind. I like your idea much better.
have a wonderful week.