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".


Jack Foster said...

Love the concept Terry! I like the way your idea evolved into the finished work. Nice colors and lines.

kara said...

Her seashells make me smile! I like how you came around to your legendary theme:)

nell said...

dreamy! like your shading.

Rui Sousa said...

Lovely and really great work! It´s a nice concept about the subject!
Congratulations and regards!

Rui Sousa