Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Illustration Friday: Night

This piece depicts the so-called nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle" which had its origins in the mid-1700's pubs in Chester/Derbyshire UK. About the image: I created it on scratchboard a few years ago. Since I had no time to illustrate a new piece for "Night," I'm using this. Hey diddle diddle, this will have to do do do! ;-)

12 Comments:

Blogger Anonymous said...

This is REALLY well done! I love the flower in the cat's fur (hehehe); the dish and the spoon made me chuckle :) Beautiful scratched lines with lots of movement as to mucic!

2:16 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

This is wonderful! The angles, the brush strokes, and the movement all come together to make quite an impressive piece. Great work!

5:29 AM  
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

I love scratchboard work. Great job. Thanks for the intresting backstory about the pub-crawl.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

High kudos on the scratchboard technique. It is diddley diddley good! Cheers!

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Polar said...

Great scratchwork. There's so much movement and action in this piece.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Amrit(raj) said...

ok thats it !! my next illustration friday is going to be scratchboard !! i love it!!!

very very nice !!

8:11 AM  
Blogger carla said...

This is really wonderful...there's so much movement here! Great job:>

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

I LOVE the way the moon is taking it all in. The expression is priceless. Fun and exciting. Your line work adds to the music of the piece.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

I love the energy of this piece. The lines are great, and the characters are all really unique-great work.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Rose said...

Very nice drawing. I love the line work.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

I love the scratchboard idea. In fact I was going to attempt it for the first time for "Night" but found the set of tools to be a bit pricey to start and I've already spent so much money on various other art supplies and felt guilty spending money on a new medium.

I still want to try scratchboard sometime. Your results are inspirational!

9:29 PM  
Blogger youcantryreachingme said...

This is an awesome illustration! :) I really love the swirliness (??) of it and the high contrast, and as someone else pointed out, the dish and the spoon are cute.

And I always thought Tolkein spawned the poem in The Lord of the Rings! I'll enjoy reading up on your link!

Chris.

2:28 PM  

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