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Caution by Quasimanga Caution by Quasimanga
Art created for the weekly illustration challenge site, This is my take on the subject “Caution”.

I had two ideas for this piece. (Actually, three ideas if you include the quickly dismissed “semi-naked chick in caution tape” concept.) The first idea had to do with a runner bursting through a repeating black & yellow caution-tape finish line. The line marked the edge of a cliff and the runner continued past the edge, lunging into the sky. Was he flying or falling? Who knows? Maybe I’ll do this picture sometime. It seems like a strong concept.

The second idea was some sort of smiling swindler trying to take advantage of a person. The key to this piece would be the use of the black and orange-yellow color “caution sign” palette. It hit me that the swindler’s tie would make for a perfect pathway for the repeating black & yellow caution pattern. Several days later, the picture was complete.

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Sketched on 9”x12” Strathmore Sketch paper. Finalized and painted in Photoshop CS 3.

High-quality Giclee prints are available in both 8.5"x11" ($10 plus $3.50 shipping) and 11"x17" ($20 plus $3.50 shipping) sizes, and I'll be happy to sign it.

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sihonorio Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Interface Designer
interesting job!
Minnie-Salinas Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this piece and your style of coloring. And of course the swindler is real estate salesman.
Showthomay Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
I really like the concept of this piece of work. The first was also pretty interesting. I'd love to see that one. Great work. Truly amazing.
Quasimanga Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
>The first was also pretty interesting.

I hope to get around to drawing it some day.
TimotesH Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
great !
Orus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Impressive work!
I am studing Law,and man you really got the image of civil contracts right.
Fairytwister Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very timely and thought provoking.
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work!
smoochypooprincess Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Thought provoking, I'm really enjoying this one
TigerNightHawk Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
It just shows you how important it is to read every piece of a contract especially whats on the fine print.
BattleJesus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I think the yellow&black candies in the corner are a great touch! :)

It really turned out great. Gets the message across. :)
I envy you!
azarath Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You always have such great concepts! I envy your imagination (and art skills!). :P
Eternal-Seeker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous concept. Even when I saw it in thumbnail stage, I knew I would love it. (And the idea for the runner -- Wah, I hope to see it some day!) <3
jonasseb Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
very cool! I really like the originality and the concept of this picture! U are a great artist!

P.S.: I'd be very happy, if u would visit my gallery too and maybe leave a comment (or a fav?...^^)
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