September 10, 2011

Boundaries

For Illustration Friday--"Boundaries"
For some reason, these drawings from my scientific illustration days kept popping in to my head.
I suppose it's about the skin-- the bag we come in...one of the ultimate boundaries :)

copyright 2002 E.R.Stanton wax pencil, gouache on pastel paper

copyright 2002 E.R.Stanton wax pencil, gouache on pastel paper





42 comments:

  1. So true, if he has no skin, which is the most important boundary, I bet he won't look this good. Nice artwork btw!

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  2. Beautiful work! Skin as one of the ultimate boundaries... i like it!

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  3. Excellent illustrations, now I will look at my dog's in a different way!

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  4. What a beautiful and interesting drawings!

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  5. Wow, I was a bit shocked at first as i was looking at the beautifully drawn face and then my eye moved down the rest of the image :-). These are all so perfectly rendered and what a clever idea for the theme. Janet

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  6. YOU ARE SO GOOD....wow. I am......stunned!!!!

    Oh Elizabeth, do you ever get your work into books????? LOVE IT!!! Anita

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  7. Ooooh! Poor dog... I hope this illo hadn't been done from an live model... I'm joking...! Well done Elizabeth. I was waiting for you.

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  8. Beautiful! Love the tones against the pastel paper.

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  9. I will not be on Blogger during the week because, as you know, I am 'funneling' energy. But I will be sure to come back to each of your postings as I enjoy them very much.

    I love how you have described skin. I could write a slim tome on my response to that but, for now, I just say truer words are rarely tapped out.

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  10. These are so very well done, Elizabeth!

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  11. WOW you are so good. Next week you will see some of my art (oh, how embarrasing) on my post and via a link to a friend. THANK YOU ELIZABETH for coming to visit me. Dearest, you lived there...oh dear..when we think how things happen in our midst, it makes us shutter and take our lives more seriously for their beauty...peace, Anita

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  12. There's so much more to your artistry skills than first feasts the eyes. These are simply superb pieces of work. Elegant, beautiful and refined. Delighted you chose to show these works. They're a superb showcase for your more serious professional artistry abilities. Much respect.

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  13. Elizabeth, you should consider illustrating an Animal Science text book. Nice work on The Largest Organ of the Body!

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  14. Amazing as usual! And a nice change in a sea overflowing with children's illustrators.

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  15. Masterful anatomy... & you are crossing yet another boundary by posting your scientific illos here! Gasp! But I already suspected you had a secret nerdy side... (Takes one to know one!) 8-)

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  16. These are amazing (and also a bit creepy).

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  17. I bet a veterinarian would love these hanging in their office!

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  18. These are so amazing!! Wonderful illustrations!

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  19. These are amazing illustrations Elizabeth. I am very envious of your skill.

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  20. wow!!!! This is amazing!!!!! absolutely amazing!

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  21. You are a master of our craft. Is there a shop window where your work is for sale? I've looked at your other sites, but cannot find any details of that nature.

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  22. Wow...these are wonderful Elizabeth, so life-like...inside and out. And I love their faces, you really know how to capture a pup's gaze.
    xo J~

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  23. Wow Elizabeth, these are amazingly skilful illustrations and beautiful too, the colours work so well on the pastel paper.

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  24. You gave these dogs such dignity and appeal--certainly not necessary for the scientific angle, but that's why, in your hands, it really is art.

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  25. Wow, these are breath-taking in so many ways! You have amazing skills!

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  26. To all my dear comment posters: I am so very flattered by your kind words and attention. Thank you all very much...!!!

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  27. can't get enough of your works. I especially love the dark ones. mine gets too sweet ;)

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  28. Great bones! And the dogs look like they're about to bound away - such strenght in their stances. Lovely work.

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  29. wow, wow and wow :) Wow, what a wonderful idea and how good a draftsperson are you? Wow :)

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  30. Absolutely wonderful, such beautiful artwork.

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  31. This illustration has been absolutely fascinating me. I'm glad to finally come and tell you so. The colors and style - of course, they'd fit right on the wall of an English country vets home or office. Somehow, they fit just perfectly with the mood of the already here autumn season that we're experiencing.

    What a happy insight - skin is a boundary.=]

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  32. beautifully done. Looks like a Weimaraner.

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