Saturday, June 21, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Hoard"


I've been wanting to do an Illustration Friday since I've started this blog, and I finally got something done (and only 1 day late!)

Lately I've been doodling chariactures whenever my hands are idle. The man above has had many incarnations on lots of scraps of paper. For some reason I just like drawing this face.

This article came to mind when the topic 'hoard' came up. It's about wealthy residents on Long Island scavaging for wood on the nearby nature preserve to offset their fuel bills as they take expensive, jet fuelled European vacations. Crazy.

8 comments:

dinahmow said...

And he appears to have a red-marl Aussie cattle dog to help him!

andrea said...

Is that one of your pooches? This made me smile. I love his face, the nose and wild hair. And I know so many people like that: penny wise and pound foolish!

Ellen said...

Dinah, Andrea: it does look like a cattle dog. It is one of mine and a mutt. I was 'told' she's a lab/husky x. Very characteristic of her too She's always ready to play with a stick or ball (or shoe or kid's toy when she was younger) in her mouth.

Melody said...

Love the face!

Angela Rockett said...

Great illo, Ellen! Love that face. What a character.

imwithsully said...

Beautiful colors. I love the composition.

Ellen said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

I'm aware after posting this piece, I do need to learn about photographing art better, anyone know of any good websites/reference books out there?

Angela Rockett said...

Yes! Photographing Arts, Crafts & Collectibles by Steve Meltzer has proven to be a big help.