Saturday, September 23, 2006

Illustration Friday - PHOBIA


I'm wondering if anyone else was as surprised as I was to find SO many named phobias....wow! This was actually a pretty educational topic. Lots of phobias from which to derive an idea for this week's challenge, but I was fascinated by color phobias. So intrigued that I took the secondary color wheel and made those color phobias my art. Simple, I know, but I tried to make it a little more interesting with some lettering.

CHLOROPHOBIA = fear of the color green
XANTHOPHOBIA = fear of the color yellow
CHRYSOPHOBIA = fear of the color orange
RHODOPHOBIA = fear of the color red
PORPHYROPHOBIA = fear of the color purple
CYANOPHOBIA = fear of the color blue

There is also, not included in my art:
LEUKOPHOBIA = fear of the color white
MELANOPHOBIA = fear of the color black

Adobe Illustrator

50 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

love it, amy! great job!

Lady Guedes said...

I could never look at a list of phobias because I would end up having a lot of them! ;0
But the names are so interesting... And I do love the way you have used Chromophobia to create this illo.

luisa brehm said...

great idea, Amy !!!
love it too .....
Happy weekend ;-)))

luisa brehm said...

i forgot ;-)))
i love the names you gave !!!

the enigma said...

yes, i feel the same way too... we get to know a lot of interesting phobias. lovely colors and idea!

Tiger Mouse said...

Wow, what a beautiful illo. I'm glad I don't have any of those phobias! I really love the concept of the colour/phobia wheel. Fortunately, I think I have chromophilia...

michael dailey said...

glad i dont have any of the phobias u mention. nice way to show these diff color phobias that u listed. and yep carla and val helped me with my acrylic pencil issue. TY for ur help too

bill zeman said...

very cool and interesting - I love the lettering

Wee Cottage said...

Wow, I didn't realize there were color phobias....that would be a very bad thing to have as an artist. Wonderful idea - lovely lettering (as always)

himavant said...

yaa.. it's endless name. so creative (the naming) and your work!! i like it. i also included several phobias. nice sunday!

String said...

Wow - that was really informative! I didn't know people were afraid of colour!

the heartful blogger said...

Wow, I had no idea these phobias existed. Great colour wheel!

kg said...

great idea to use the color wheel for these phobias. love it!

ps those butterflies in your 'F' illo are wonderful! such detail.

steve said...

Love your idea and artwork here--the lettering is superb! Geez, are there actually phobias for colors?

aynaku said...

very interesting!!! ...I never though someone could possibly get scared by colours...definetily a smart take on the topic.

murphy girl said...

very creative! wonder what it's like to be afraid of blue....

Erica said...

Great to see someone researching the topic. I have always been facinated with phobias, and I never knew about this one. Thanks! Great job!

Michelle Lana said...

Thanks amy...
really appreciate it!

Roz Foster said...

Pretty interesting stuff. Man, I can't imagine having a color phobia. How the heck would you ever avoid a specific color? Cool post, Amy. And thanks for the heads up on that gorgeous 'F'. Beautiful work!

sammo said...

clever idea.

ValGalArt said...

Yes, I have been surprised by this theme! I have learned so much and I had no idea how may phobias there seem to be!!! This is amazingly clever Amy! These phobias really top them all! I would be a very sad artist with these phobias as you probabbly have noticed I'm not afraid of colour, so this would be excrutiating to me. Love this so much in every way, just a reat overall idea, really brilliant!

baggelboy said...

Just dont look at rainbows.

Trevor Pitt said...

That's a great idea! Nice execution, A-Z. But what's it called when you have a fear of color wheels? ;)

Lu*** said...

Original and interesting! you had a brilliant idea.

Ellen said...

Funny how people are! Nice job!

Jaimie said...

what an original response to the topic! and beautifully done. I had no idea people were afraid of colors!

mishka said...

Hey! Cool idea!

character_ed said...

good idea!!!very creative!

creative kismet said...

Yes, phobia are very very fascinating. Like you take on the topic. Great idea.

PepP said...

This is wonderfully creative. Well done!! (and thanks for your kind comment on mine..)

erika said...

you aren't the only one that was surprised. there are too many to count! love your illo, nice colors and straight to the point.

Pickledog said...

That is wild and crazy stuff! Fantastic lettering Amy!

Andrea said...

I am really glad to be free of any color phobias!! I love all colors and your submission!

Sandra said...

Awesome concept Amy! I had no idea there was such a thing as fear of colours. I wonder how that could originate? And who thought up all those names? Crazy! Anyhoo, great illustration! I love the simplicity because it communicates your idea so well. Nice work!

HARDWAX said...

I think this is a very cool idea here. The vivid colors combined with your awesome caligraphy skills-wow, love this piece!

Twisselman said...

Very cool color wheel... at first I thought it was some sort of spin-the-phobia game, where you'd have to act out a particular fear, charades-style. Wonderful lettering.

Geninne said...

Thanks Amy :-)
I was wondering if you ever got the email I sent you with Fito's translation?
LOVE your "Phobia"....I've got a bad case of color-love though, so your post just makes me happy :-)

foodchica said...

I love all these phobias! ^_^

Majeak Ann said...

oh this was very interesting to know!!!
clever.
-Marjorie

Michelle Lana said...

hi amy...just wanted to thank you for the message you left on my blog - thanks! take care...

Rrramone said...

Oh, what about colorwheelophobia? ;-)

constanthing said...

Fear of colors? I never knew that too, human beings really are a strange breed. I like your play of fonts, it looks like a spinning game board.

dex mission said...

well done :)

Lilo said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, and for you lovely comment.
I like your letter F a few posts down, very pretty.

Tony LaRocca said...

Time to play "Wheel of Phobia!" Unless, of course, your phobia is Vanna White

PaulSketch said...

wow - this could seriously traumatize someone if they had all of the phobias you listed above - hahaha

Anonymous said...

I actually have CHLOROPHOBIA. The colour green absolutly terrifies me and makes me shake. its strange

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