Wednesday, 29 October 2008

IF - "repair" & A Happy Halloween to all!


With Halloween so close I couldn't resist combining this weeks Illustration Friday with an All Hallows Eve greeting. I was also inspired by a fascinating account I found of how an individual raven called Grip became the inspiration for both Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" AND a character (appropriately a Raven...) in Dicken's "Barnaby Rudge". So here's an illustration of a couple of cheeky ravens showing just how smart they are by putting all the pieces back in the jackolanterns.

24 comments:

Tatevik Avakyan said...

Cool stylization... Happy Halloween!

Bella Sabbagh said...

What a clever, seasonal response to the prompt. I really love the style of this.

ArtSparker said...

Nice graphic treatment - Ravens are among the most intelligent birds, along with the parrots, with an ability to reason and use tools. There's a book called the mind of the Raven which is something of a classic.

Daniel Hertzberg said...

Gorgeous piece! So simple and sweet!

SENTA said...

What a great idea, and so beautifully done!

damon said...

very cool

happy Halloween

wishingstar~creations said...

Great idea and background story. Love the color choices too

Anonymous said...

We loves Corvids we does.

Kevin Levell said...

I bloody luv it!

Michael said...

Fantastic work. I really like the graphic quality.

I've been experimenting with this technique, but it isn't going smoothly thus far....

Elin said...

I LOVE this!

krisztina maros said...

great concept! double wow! your work is the 'pick of the week'! congrats :)

Lauren said...

Very cool!

Amy C said...

this is lovely

studio lolo said...

Congrats on pick of the week! I really love this, and I use ravens in most of my work. They are so very clever...and you illustrate that well!

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

Very nice, I really like the colors and the graphic qualities. Congrats on pick of the week! : )

Kevin Spear said...

Nice, graphic look. Congratulations on being the pick of the week for Illustration Friday.

Curious Art said...

Very clever idea & appealing style! Congratulations on POTW!

Vhrsti said...

Very well done! It's great that this picture won the pick of the week.

Lucy Autrey Wilson said...

Really nice - especially since I'm partial to paintings that include crows or ravens!

Images with Personality said...

Congratulations on pick of the week! I visited your site and felt compelled to comment on how much I enjoy your illustrations. Really fantastic work!

Sam said...

I love it! I love the colour, composition and the execution - very nice indeed!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful, love the concept and design too!

Kay Aker said...

Simpy beautiful!