Monday, August 06, 2007

Illustration Friday - Missing




I've got two ideas here. First, the jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces. Second, endangered animals disappearing from the world, because of mankind. For example the Sumatran elephant is endangered largely because its forest habitat is being destroyed and replaced by farms.

acrylics and ink, 4" X 6".

25 comments:

Hishgraphics said...

Fantastic. I like the form and colour of the elephant you drew. And the inking gives it weight too.

ElizT said...

Would there be a hint of pink elephants too?

Focus_ret said...

Thanks, hishgraphics. LOL, elizt! That thought had not occurred to me!

michael said...

nice colour and great elephant, i always have trouble drawing elephants..

Mr. Elliott said...

Great concept, being a graphic designer myself I can appreciate that allot!

md said...

well i came to view ur illos but for some reason my bowser won't show them. will ck back later

Focus_ret said...

Sorry about that, md. It wasn't letting me see the image either! So I deleted the picture, then put it back again. Now it is showing again - for me, at least.

Eli Edmundson said...

Nice image! I love elephants, it makes me sad that they may go missing...

stangy said...

way to make a powerful statement - congrats!

md said...

great concept, lov it. wonderful illo here well worth coming back for glad u were able to repost it.

Erin said...

WOW! Your illustration is fantastic!! I love it.
Yeah, now my link works.

steve said...

Excellent and very thoughtful piece here. One of the more unique entries I've seen this week.

Marion said...

Thanks for your nice comment!
I hope all elephants in the world will not fall apart in pieces;-)

platitudinal said...

I love the idea behind this illustration. Very thoughtful and the point comes across precisely. The picture is beautiful.

zari.ZHM said...

what a great statement! love it! great illustration too!

Maarit said...

Nice drawing! The pink makes a good contrast with the natural colours of the rest of the image.

Alina Chau said...

Love the concept!!

Patrick said...

Love the concept; like the animals are disappearing like lost puzzle pieces. Really nicely thought out. And thanks for your comment over on my blog!

Sparkyfirepants said...

Nicely done and I love the dual message!

Craig Lamberton said...

this is a great piece of work.. very quirky..

Focus_ret said...

Thanks, folks. After I'd finished I decided the pink missing pieces were a bit too strong - but I was too lazy to go back and mute their color.

Tim Bye said...

Wonderful work!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Nice work, and a great idea!

Tracy said...

Nice idea and cool illo to go along with it. I LOVE elephants...they're my favorite animals. I hate that they're disappearing :(

Forever Young said...

don't mute the colours it's just right the way it is, i love 'ellies' too, but giraffes are my favourite.