Saturday, September 15, 2007

Illustration Friday: Wedding

Don't know why, but the first thing that came to mind when I saw the topic was 'wedding' was 'The Owl and the Pussycat,' by Edward Lear. This little three-stanza poem has it all... romance, a long sea voyage, music, Bong-trees, a piggy-wig, and a turkey.

Oh, and the newlyweds dance by the light of the moon.

If you want to read the poem in its entirety, click this link.

Below I've included the next three letters of that alphabet of critters. Incorporating their little bodies into the letter shapes is more successful in some than in others,
and I'll probably drive myself mad before I'm done.

Honestly, all these cutesy animals (including that owl and that cat) are starting to wear a little thin. Hope to be out of this rut next week... Except for that weird alphabet... now that I've started, I must finish, I fear.

Peace to all of you visitors, and take a spin in the sand in the moonlight.

13 comments:

Janice said...

well I must admit to being very personally interested in your letter... J.....:) ....

the owl and the pussycats expressions are sooo dear. I mean they look like they 'mean' something to each other! This would be cute with dance instruction feet on the floor too..... (another if concept i guess).

AndyDoodler said...

Wow! Very cool! Perfect image of the poem!

I think your animals are great- aren't too cutesy- they have an nice edge to them- and are really funny (and don't seem cute for 'cute's' sake). (Oddly, recently I've been thinking about the exact thing you commented on- the 'cutesy' factor in illustrations. I've been trying to put some 'cutsey' in stuff I'm working on- as balance to the large load of non-cutesy stuff in it. Tying to lighten up a bit- just a bit).

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Gomer is my favorite so far... and I like the way you depicted the word for the week

HARDWAX said...

I like Hariet the hummingbird, very cute. Oops, sorry.

They 'The Owl and the Pussycat' look as though they have the breath of life in them. I don't know if it's your lighting, or something else. I love the moon and the romantic scene, and it's not cutesy, it's poetic.

Ellen Byrne said...

I agree with the other comments - this is really effective because it's not cutesy! Very well done, as usual!

janie said...

Very romantic,
what elegant dancers they are
they are
what elegant dancers they are.:D

Anonymous said...

NOT cutsey! I like the effect of the moon too ...

bee'nme said...

I agree -the "lighting" from the moonlight is romantic - nice take on the topic and the poem. And your work always has a warm, rich/dark undertone that takes the sweet edge off the cuteness and makes it uniquely yours. Your alphabet continues to be inspired and inspiring - keep it up, we're cheering you on!!

Larry Lee said...

I have heard of "The Owl and the Pussycat", but, I must admit I have never read it. I have now.
Great work as always.
I really like the style of your letter animals.

cata said...

Oh! this is so romantic!
I have never read this poem but i'm going to read it!
Questo รจ molto romantico!!!
Cata

steve said...

Another double dose of artistic goodness from the Twisselman. I agree with Andy, the animals you do are personafied quite well without going too much the cute route, yet are very "personable".

studio lolo said...

I hope everyone has taken your "cutesy" fears away. Seems unanimous! I love the characters too. And they do look completely taken with one another. Aahh, the moonglow, the perfect touch!
When you're done with that fantastic alphabet you should showcase them all together.
More pressure!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Nice!