Friday, September 12, 2008

IF: Island



This is for the Illustration Friday "Island" topic. I actually used this for the "garden" topic a while back, but did a limited edition print series for it since then titled the GARDENER ON POTATO ISLAND. Here is the original message that accompanied the first one...
Funny how a word can transport you back in time when you really start thinking about it. My mom used to let me grow potato plants in jars on our window sills as a kid (bless her, cause they start to stink after awhile). They grow pretty quickly so I used to get really excited to look at them each day when I got home from school to see the progress. Then at night my mind would wander beyond the science of things and imagine the little people that showed up during the day to water the vines while I was away at school.

So this is the illustration I came up with after that thought...

Prints: signed and numbered (16x20 and 8x10) available through RAWTOASTDESIGN.



PURCHA$E

14 comments:

Mastropiero said...

Love it!!!!great drawing, great atmosphere!!!!wooow

Sorrel Sparks said...

Thats great, love the calm feeling and subtle colours.

Juan said...

Great concept and illustration!!

kathy hare said...

lovely!

krisztina maros said...

wow, i really love it! great concept with nice colours!

GumballGrenade said...

Wow! What a trigger. I feel like I'm in second grade again!

Jen A said...

Really beautiful - love the line style and the colour palette in particular.

Elise's Art Garden said...

Wonderful!! What do you work in ? Such a soft gentle palate!

INDIGENE said...

Softly and beautifully done. Great concept!

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julia said...

love your clear lines and the well-balanced colours!
have a nice day. julia

NANCY LEFKO said...

truly wonderful....

nina seven said...

awesome! this could be used for so many of the themes on IF!

ms. froggie said...

hee, hee! i really like this. like beatrix potter meets sendak. wonderful idea! :)

SÉARLAIT said...

Beautiful, sensible nice line, nice colors, nice mood
i like it very very much!