22 June 2010

Illustration Friday: Paisley

"Paisley" turns out to be a fairly difficult word to illustrate. Especially if you want to add a narrative to the drawing. And if you add on another challenge – using a Greek Myth theme– it becomes are even more tough. A few things came to mind, but the one that seemed to fit the best was the Apple of the Hesperides. I hope that the paisley helps to make it look a bit more... magical. but i'm not quite sure i pulled this one off as well as i would've liked. But heck, the reason for doing Illustration Friday is really more about experimentation than beautiful drawings, right?

5 comments:

Christina said...

beautiful!

whiteoctopus said...

I love the detail in this. And I like how you added the detail down the arm too. :)

aeneadellaluna said...

very detailed :) cool!

Peggy Fussell said...

This is wonderful! I have a soft spot for the ancient Greeks myself. I love the way you are tying each IF prompt to a myth.

Peggy Fussell said...

ps.. you might enjoy The Walters online collection. (full disclosure I work there part time)
http://art.thewalters.org/browsecollections.aspx