"Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?" ~ M. C. Escher ~

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Sea - Illustration Friday

Sometimes, art just doesn't need to make sense. Even it it means a golden fish is being trained to swim by his adopted daddy, the whale. But, you can make whatever story you want up about this scenario! Remember, at times art can be whatever you want it to be.


Blogger Caroline said...

Very amusing - I like the contrast in colours too!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 8:13:00 AM

Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Very cute. Did you the textures digitally?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:51:00 AM

Blogger Joy Eliz said...

This is so sweet. Love the facial expressions.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 11:28:00 AM

Blogger ValGalArt said...

yes, that is the sweetes thing! the little guy looks so happy and a little confused and this concept is absolutely adorable! you hear about different species nurturing each other more and more! wonderful in every way!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 11:50:00 AM

Blogger Kiri said...

funny. like the texture in the sea

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 4:50:00 PM

Anonymous Juniper said...

Very cute! The expressions on both of their faces are fun. Neat texture as well.

Thursday, January 12, 2006 8:47:00 AM

Anonymous Rachelle said...

Cute story! I love the whale's expression. lol He must be so proud of his little goldfish.

Thursday, January 12, 2006 2:25:00 PM

Blogger Don said...

You mean some art does make sense?? This is a great style.

Thursday, January 12, 2006 7:42:00 PM

Blogger deboraht said...

Clever idea! Did you do this in Photoshop?

Thursday, January 12, 2006 10:14:00 PM

Blogger TXArtcGal said...

Thank you all for your comments!

It means a lot because I am just getting back into illustrating for fun.

After teaching for so long, creating for clients, and focusing on more page layout jobs than creative jobs, I somehow I got out of designing art for "me." I can't remember the last time I picked up my pastels! ARGH!! I decided it was time to get back to my true love (next to my husband, that is). I'm a bit rusty, but nonetheless, I'm pleased.

As far as how I drew this. I first did a rough sketch, then I drew it in Illustrator, and then imported it into Photoshop for the background and texture. For the clouds in the background, I created several different brushes.

Thank you again!

Friday, January 13, 2006 7:21:00 AM

Blogger [ Moseonetwenty ] said...

Thanks for your comment

Great illo, love the texture

Saturday, January 14, 2006 5:40:00 PM

Blogger Queen Tut said...

Ha ha, this is great!!!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 12:59:00 AM


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