Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Illustration Friday theme: Together

if_together This is my posting for the Illustration Friday theme, Together. Together, the little lanterns & headlamps of the steam train helped to dispel the dark of night.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Illustration Friday theme: Totem

if_totem This is my entry for the Illustration Friday theme, Totem. Totem is defined as a natural object or animal believed by a society to have spiritual significance, and adopted by it as an emblem. I chose to revisit this earlier work for two reasons: one, it fit well with the theme of totem; and two, I felt that much more could be done with it (much like a song that is remixed, or extended). Crane mythology has a long history in many cultures (but particularly in Asia) as symbolic of happiness and eternal youth. In Japan, the crane is one of the mystical or holy creatures, and symbolizes good fortune and longevity, because of its fabled lifespan of a thousand years. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. After WWII, the crane came to symbolize peace and the innocent victims of war.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Illustration Friday theme: Hidden

if_hidden This is my entry for the Illustration Friday theme, Hidden. The scene: the streets were empty, and all the humans had gone home for the night. That was when the animals emerged - from the hidden trap door in the floor.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Illustration Friday theme: Rescue

if_rescue This is my entry for the Illustration Friday theme, Rescue. A pod of whales called for help - and he was just the one to help them! Off he flew on his flying fish, across the seven seas. I was loosely inspired by the marvellous Kiwi film, Whale Rider; as well as the story of the flying carpet.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Illustration Friday theme: Jungle

if_jungle This is my entry for the Illustration Friday theme, Jungle. It includes a mixture of jungle themes: Mayan ruins, an action man, and flora and fauna.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Illustration Friday theme: Surveillance

if Surveillance This is my entry for the Illustration Friday theme, Surveillance. Everyone in this room is spying on someone else (incl. the ever-watchful cat); but it has more to do with sibling rivalry than Big Brother. Old mystery book characters like Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys were foremost in mind when I did this illustration. It is worth noting that George Orwell would have been 110 yrs. old on June 25th of this year.