Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Girl From Ipanema

Every time I hear this song I'm transported to an imaginary 1960s summer, or rather to an assembly of curious clichés I've seen in movies, like (unfiltered) cigarette-smoking youth, infamous cocktail-sipping café patrons, and classy scooter-riding beauties.
This is the girl who "gently sways" in my mind, to the Bossa Nova beat of Ipanema...

22 comments:

J said...

Amazing. Beautiful use of colour here. Really elegant.

Matt J said...

I hear that song often on French radio & your image fits it perfectly. Love the hue of her shadow--

pumml said...

Nice!

Stef said...

What a beautiful design Daniela. Perfect illustration of the song.
What beautiful hips! :)

Dani said...

Thank you J, and Drake!

Merci Matt! I just listened to Nana Mouskouri sing it... so funny to hear the translation.

Stef, merci aussi! I feel like animating those hips.

Bianca said...

I love it!! If you do get a chance to animate it please post that too. Your animation has always been beautiful :)

orange said...

great song..great design. Sweet!

Stef said...

Dani, je viens juste de decouvrir sur le blog de Genevieve (rose a petits pois) que tu parle Francais! es tu Francaise?
Stef :)

Dani said...

Thanks a lot Bianca! Maybe, if I find time, but I'm afraid my animation wouldn't do justice to the song :)

Robin, thank you. It is a sweet tune, and I just couldn't resist drawing the girl.

Salut Stef. Et non, je ne suis pas Francaise, mais Bulgare; toute petite j'ai vecu en Algerie, puis j'ai grandi a Montreal. Ca me fait plaisir de bavarder un peu en Francais puisque je n'ai plus la chance de le faire souvent (comme toi j'imagine).

Stef said...

zndwknrmAaaah, d'accord! eh ben ca me fait plaisir de parler Francais sur le blog a quelqu'un d'aussi talentueux!
Et je viens juste de me rendre compte que toi et James etes maries, vous etes le couple le plus talentueux de la planete, like Frida Kahlo et Diego Rivera!

Kei Acedera said...

Really pretty image!! the colors are so vibrant--so summery!

the doodlers said...

It's 30+ degrees in T.O. today and humid. So this lassy would fit right in.
She's got such movement and great shape. Is she a quick sketch or the product of a long-ish process? She feels very fresh.

-Arna

Beatriz Iglesias said...

Wow! So stylish! Really nice design and line. Cool!

FerdinandKreozot said...

Your work is truly inspiring.

Cheers to your new job and thankyou for sharin all this goodness,

Regards,

Milenko

roque said...

beautiful! I'll be checking back often!

Peter Berkovski said...

amazing work dear Dani, I love all of your work,keep posting and Cheers!
Поздрави от Пловдив! ;)

Dani said...

Quelle genereuse comparaison Stef!!! Nous ne sommes peut-etre pas a leur niveau, mais nous sommes certainement inspires par eux!

Thanks, Kei! I'm glad you like it!

Hello Doodlers! So, is the Toronto summer still hot and humid?
This came out of a quick pencil sketch I did while listening to the song. I was having fun so I just scanned it and painted it... I'd say I did it in a couple of hours, then wasted a few more getting confused by Photoshop. Ever feel like having too many options is not a good thing??? Silly.
What kept me inspired and focused was listening to Antonio Carlos Jobim over and over again, until I was done.

Thank you Beatriz!

Hi Milenko! You are most welcome, glad you enjoy it.

Thanks Roque!

Zdravei Peter! Thanks so much for the comment! Always nice to get a little hello from back home!
Cheers!

the doodlers said...

Conversation in slow motion part deux...

"Ever feel like having too many options is not a good thing???"

yup!!

You may have had a lot of options but you chose well.

It's hot in downtown T.O. but where we are in The Beach neighbourhood- here the heat isn't reaching us yet. Later today. Humidity also is less where we live. There's a breeze off the lake...

I'm boarding. :)But today I just want to take a walk through a ravine...

Achdé said...

simpl et splendide !

EDDE WAGNER said...

Thanks, Daniela. I'm brazilian and I'm really happy living in the country of Bossa Nova, Girls from Ipanema...
Thanks!...

Munchanka said...

Yowza!

A. Riabovitchev said...

Really beautiful one!:o)