Tuesday 31 August 2010

Paper Elephant

The theme for Illustration Friday this week is "Immovable".
I've called this one above "paper elephant", a bit obvious I know, but I like the slightly juxtapositional word play.
For some reason it reminds me of a childhood riddle... Which is heavier a ton of feathers or a ton of rocks?

Anyway below is a work in progress, Very slow progress since I'm relearning as I go all that I've forgotten of photoshop( which wasn't much to begin with).

Friday 27 August 2010

Thematic Photographic "Flowers"

This is a photo of last years peonies. They're so voluptuous but far too transient. Their gorgeousness becomes all too much and they literally bow down with the weight of their beauty.
That is if you don't stake them properly which I learned the hard way this year!

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Monday 23 August 2010

Illustration Friday "Atmosphere"

I can hardly believe it's nine months since my last post. Having just got back into the swing of it after the birth of my daughter, I accidentally killed my laptop. Death by drowning in milky coffee or so I thought! Turned out it just needed a little time to dry out and detox. I don't know how long this actually took as I had given up hope, it was my partner took a notion to try turning it on again, probably due to my moaning and lamenting driving him mad!
So to cut a long story short, I'm back ...again!