Wednesday, September 21, 2011

IF Mesmerizing.

For my second Illustration Friday I went with what my idea of mesmerizing would be.  The first thing that came to mind was the high-diving horses that used to be showcased at various piers on the east coast.  I think that would've been quite the sight to see, and I imagine you couldn't pull your eyes away as a thousand pound animal falls gracefully from the sky and into the water.  I wanted the illustration to resemble the advertisement posters from back then.  I really like how it turned out.

Lower right detail.

Lower left detail.

Lower right detail, again.

Full image.

Center detail.
It is an acrylic painting on hardboard.  It's 16 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches.  I hope you like it.  It's for sale in my Etsy shop here.

4 comments:

Ana said...

great work!
Is this for real? This is the first time I hear about it, it must have been quite a mesmerizing image.

Julia Wright said...

Yeah back at the turn of the century it was a common attraction at various piers on the east coast, I can only imagine what it must've been like. Thanks for the compliment.

Julia Wright said...

I should say early 1900s, I guess we've turned another century, huh. Oops.

Coreopsis said...

Beautiful illustration. I can't imagine doing that on a horse, but I guess they really did it, huh? I really like the simplicity of this, and the colors.