Monday, November 30, 2009

Illustration Friday - Entangled

spiders depend on insects getting entangled in their webs for their survival - and they also seem to trigger some primal fears within us

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Illustration Friday - Music

this topic was easy, I've been reading E. Annie Proulx's Accordion crimes and I love the drawings of accordion playes on Coreopsis' Blog Occasional Musings and Scratchings so I knew I needed to draw an accordion player - this is actually a bandoneon but I'm not sure of the difference. This is based on the wonderful photograph on FLICKR by jovivebo

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Illustration Friday - Unbalanced

had a very hard time coming up with anything for this topic, well, you have to deliberately unbalance a seesaw for it to be any fun.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Illustration Friday - Blur

we recently went to Chicago mainly to see the recently completed Contemporary Gallery part of the Art Institute Of Chicago. Like the rest of the museum it was wonderful, one of the best art museums I've seen. There was a room of works by Gerhard Richter including some of his blurred out of focus paintings based on black and white photos. This is a quick pen and brush portrait of Richter touched up in Gimp with the Gaussian Blur filter

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Illustration Friday - Skinny

The first person I thought of for this topic was Twiggy, as it says on her website - Twiggy was the world's first supermodel: a skinny kid with the face of an angel who became an icon.