Saturday, December 29, 2007

Illustration Friday - Soar

In the end it looks a bit more like dive bombing than soaring, having fun with some new pastels I got for Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Illustration Friday - Horizon

there is a lovely almost schmaltzy little swing tune on Bob Dylan's latest album called Beyond The Horizon, this image seemed to suit it quite well - pastel & pencil crayon on orange paper

here are the lyrics:

Beyond the horizon, behind the sun
At the end of the rainbow life has only begun
In the long hours of twilight 'neath the stardust above
Beyond the horizon it is easy to love

My wretched heart's pounding
I felt an angel's kiss
My memories are drowning
In mortal bliss

Beyond the horizon, in the Springtime or Fall
Love waits forever for one and for all

Beyond the horizon across the divide
'Round about midnight, we'll be on the same side
Down in the valley the water runs cold
Beyond the horizon someone prayed for your soul

I'm touched with desire
What don't I do?
I'll throw the logs on the fire
I'll build my world around you

Beyond the horizon, at the end of the game
Every step that you take, I'm walking the same

Beyond the horizon the night winds blow
The theme of a melody from many moons ago
The bells of St. Mary, how sweetly they chime
Beyond the horizon I found you just in time

It's dark and it's dreary
I ponder in vain
I'm weakened, I'm weary
My repentance is plain

Beyond the horizon o'er the treacherous sea
I still can't believe that you've set aside your love for me
Beyond the horizon, 'neath crimson skies
In the soft light of morning I'll follow you with my eyes
Through countries and kingdoms and temples of stone
Beyond the horizon right down to the bone

It's late in the season
Never knew, never cared
Whatever the reason
Someone's life has been spared

Beyond the horizon the sky is so blue
I've got more than a lifetime to live lovin' you

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Illustration Friday - Backwards

Moving backwards in time. Old cars are a kind of time machine for me.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Illustration Friday - Little Things

I had a hard time coming up with anything for this and somehow ended up with these abstracted ants

Friday, November 30, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Illustration Friday - The Zoo

The Illustration Friday topic is the Zoo. I've always had somewhat mixed feelings about zoos but I remember how much my daughter enjoyed seeing the animals when she was small so I did this as a straight promotional poster. The Toronto zoo logo is used without permission. I've also uploaded this to Flickr at

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Illustration Friday

My previous Illustration Friday pictures have been posted to Flickr. I am repeating them here, I'll post to both until I get more familiar with this stuff

This was for the current topic Superstition, its title is Knock On Wood

This was for Scale

And this was my first attempt for Trick Or Treat


I started this blog to post some of my artwork and to be able to post comments to other blogs. Most of the items here will relate to the topics in illustration Friday.

This was my contribution to the Hats topic