Saturday, September 26, 2009

Illustration Friday: Pattern

An oldie but goodie. This one was very much about the patterns. I visited Egypt in 1992 and took the photo below of the Al Rifa'i Mosque in Cairo. A couple years later I noticed how the negative space in the photo looks like the head of a veiled woman. That led to the painting. (The patterns themselves were inspired by the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey--another place I visited in '92)
Also my mom in on vacation in Egypt right now--visiting many of the same sites I went to--so I've got Egypt on the brain.






9 comments:

pupu said...

Very nice patterns.

mirchideyaya said...

beautiful illo, very dreamy and nostalgic...

steve said...

Very impressive Heather!! Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Martin Thomas said...

Wow!

Amy Farrier said...

Great job on this! Love the way you've brought the building, pattern, and woman's face together.

Mamzelle Rouge said...

Very nice work !

Shirley said...

Really cool pattern! Lovely illustration.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Heather, how absolutely beautiful is this piece?! Very wonderfully illustrated my friend. It's beautiful!! I love the details and the colors. So earthy and delicate!

Emily said...

Creative play with the negative space! Oh and I hope to see these places someday too! So much world so little time!