Sunday, July 01, 2007

Illustration Friday - Twist



Predator & Prey, colored pencils and ink, 4" x 6". The prey twists and turns, leaving twisted streams of bubbles in his wake, as he tries to escape that vicious predator.

28 comments:

Leah said...

There's more than one twist here! Well done! :)

Focus_ret said...

Thanks Leah. I've tried to comment on your Illustration Friday posts, but you've got comments limited to team members, so I can't say a thing there. But let me say here that I really like the drawing of the child in the blanket. It has a wistful quality about it that is truly appealing.

erin howe said...

I had a goldfish just like that named Nipper, no one was safe around him. Great illustration.

Tina Vaziri said...

Very funny!

Focus_ret said...

Glad it made you smile, Tina. Erin, Nipper is a great name for your feisty goldfish!

pip said...

reminds me of trying to swim laps in the fast lane ... love your nature paintings in "Camouflage"

enigma said...

nice concept and funny!

sisu said...

Excellent illustration... I love the irony! Love the colors as well..

Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Karin

biteyourowntail said...

Like that expression. gold fish are vicious if you ask me - also have suicidal tendencies.

Loni Edwards said...

Our goldfish "Goldie" was never vicious, although she was very brave, so maybe in the right situation... :) Great interpretation of this week's theme!

Forever Young said...

being a new blogger i love your stuff

love that you're my age group

love that you're an aquarian

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Nice work! And a nice big preview to really enjoy the detail!!! Great!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Back already. Do you like the music from "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"? Very fun.

Anette Heiberg said...

Fun! I like the strong colors.

Anette Heiberg
www.wynlen.no

Litanas said...

Size does not matter very funny drawing!

Cheryl said...

Really nice illo! I really like your painterly style on the other pieces, too.
Thanks for your input on my drawing.

Jules said...

That's a twist alright! Very nice.

lauradodson said...

I love that fishy...and twisting bubbles are wonderful to watch as they float to the surface.

I love your take on the topic and as always your artwork is wonderful and so full of color.

arvindh said...

Cool take on the topic! I like the expression and, as someone already pointed out, there is a nice twist in this predator-prey tale!

Thank you for your comment on my post - very useful observation there.

Nise said...

very clever. I like the way you have done the water, very nice.

Tracy said...

Funny illo and very cute, too!

stangy said...

In a past life as marine biologist, I dived for years in an international orange wetsuit...that is until a friend - a shark specialist - told me in Hawaii they call that color 'yum-yum orange'! Great spin on twist and super composition/colors!

imwithsully said...

ouch! This is a great twist!

platitudinal said...

My, that shark looks thoroughly intimidated and scared by that orange fish (don’t tell me it’s a goldfish!). Hehehe. I enjoyed this “twist” concept.

Karen said...

I love these illustrations--the colors in this shark one are great! I'm not brave enough to draw much, yet!

Also--I'm Katie the Queen's mom (does that make me the Queen Mother?) and I wanted to say thanks for your comments--she gets excited about comments (don't we all?)

Vexxxy said...

Great work! The strokes make the illustration seem alive. Great colors too. Put a smile on my face.

A said...

What a great twist this is!

kdhamel said...

Great take on the topic and well done! I missed this last week - and your camouflage2 is great!