Soy Feliz

…is the name of today’s story on Fictive Dream.

Throughout the month of February 2021 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2021 at Fictive Dream, an online short-story magazine. For more information about FFF21 and my artwork process, look here.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, Soy Feliz, by Jim Toal.

And here is the artwork with the banner. Take a look at this image. And then…

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

10 thoughts on “Soy Feliz

  1. Fictive Dream

    I loved this one a lot too! I felt the illustration was right for Soy Feliz by Jim Toal not only because the vibrant red resonates with the references to salsa dancing, but also because there’s a sense of danger in this story. The blocks, for me at least, represent the neighbouring properties that the narrator scales as he tries to negotiate the tightrope between reality and fantasy. And the colours well so well together. A vivid illustration for a vivid story. Thank you, Claudia.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I think this image combines favorite colors and favorite shapes for me, plus I like the clarity of the elements in the filed of color. I think it fits the story perfectly in mood and in color association, too.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. There is a lot to be said for this color scheme – I find I return to it again and again. And…as always, I do like shapes in space, and how that works.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. This image combines some of my favorite colors and shapes. I like doing the FFF event each year for the chance to try a lot of abstract thinking and the most abstract work I do.

  2. memadtwo

    A wonderful work of art, I think my favorite so far. It captures the unsettled atmosphere of the story too. As per our recent discussion of the thin line between whats inside our mind and outside intersecting with others’ realities. (K)

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I think there is a story in each abstract piece about how the elements relate, or what they are doing or trying to do, and this picture is a good example of that – there is a lot of ambiguity in the clarity, somehow.

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