Monday, March 16, 2009

IF: Legendary

Created for Illustration Friday: Legendary. I came up with this idea in a roundabout way - I had been thinking about a Legend Dairy, where legends like Paul Bunyan and Big Foot could go to get their milk and cheese, but whilst thinking of cow logos for that establishment thoughts of Sea Cows came into my head, and then I thought of how some folks believe the legendary Mermaids or Sirens that sailors from long ago reported seeing were actually Manatees or Dugongs...hence this picture of the Legendary Siren singing sailors to her in the night. The background and pose were inspired by one of my favorite paintings, Maxfield Parrish's "Stars".

Monday, March 02, 2009

Illustration Friday


I have been meaning to participate in Illustration Friday (http://illustrationfriday.com/index.php) for about two years now - I have finally taken that first step! This is my illustration for "Breezy" created in Illustrator CS3.