Friday, July 14, 2006

Illustration Friday: Sacrifice


The Chosen One

How gleeful this little flower is to be the chosen one, oblivious to the beheaded stems clutched in the girl's opposite hand.

When I walked into my studio today, I decided to work simply and not overthink my image. At the start, I didn't really have a strong idea. However, during the process of cutting and gluing the story developed and told itself! A terror in the garden!

To create the background I painted on acrylics with a dry brush. Then I cut paper, inked in some details, scanned, and digitally added lights and shadows in Photoshop.

“Trouble with mice is you always kill 'em.” ― John SteinbeckOf Mice and Men

17 comments:

potatomamma said...

really funny - I actually laughed out loud =) scary girl! good job =)

claudine hellmuth said...

I love this take on the theme! poor little flower!

Tony LaRocca said...

I love how happy the flower is to be chosen to die! Great pic.

CATRAVEN said...

You are sooo good!!!
this is simply brilliant!!!

Kaya said...

This is dark and funny, neat!

Kaya said...

This is dark and funny, neat!

alexorbe said...

jajaja, it's like real life, very funny I like this textures in your works!

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

Ugh! The Toddler that leaves a wake of destruction. Reminds me of my neice. Yikes. Nice illustration though!

georg said...

Funny wicked girl/man?

belinha said...

Loved your X for Xenops...

Ouissi Gresty said...

I love the dark undertones...funny in an almost guilty way!

Ouissi x

Fiestoforo said...

HCF (hillarious comic and funny) the three letters I have used to describe the doodles illustrators do, and post in multiple blogs.

But this time is different, this is ultra-good... There is always something wicked and mean about cutting flowers for fun, love and leasure. You have depicted that...

Congrats


im grateful for your kind words in my blog

mishka said...

The flowers are hysterical! Great Job!

Da Ghost Prod said...

Wow, very trash ! i love the concept and the render is very "glauque", it's cool i love. Thank for your comment ;)

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very funny! I like the expression of the girls. The overall style is just great!

Alina Chau said...

ool take on the theme!! Love the happy flower!

carla said...

Kind of evil, but very cool! She looks gleeful even though she's chopped off several flowers to get her prize! I love the faces on the flowers, and that dry-brushed background is excellent in contrast to the almost molded figure of the girl and flowers. Really fine job:>