Monday, September 5, 2011

Illustration Friday: Mysterious

Mysterious, graphite & acrylic ink on watercolor paper, 9 x 10.5", 2011.
I'm supposed to be working on another project, but I liked the word for this week's Illustration Friday. So, I took a little break to do this drawing.

I was inspired by the Mystery! theme animated by Edward Gorey... especially the lady on 0:13-0:16 and the roses at the end.
I used to love watching the animation, but I don't think I've ever watched the actual show!

This is totally unrelated to Illustration Friday, but two blogs posted my Sketchbook Project work last week. I really appreciated it, so I want to mention their blogs here too:
- Sketches & Jottings is an awesome site that posts sketchbook pages for inspiration.
- Concertina Press is a blog kept by Ruth, who designs beautiful nautical themed stationary.

Thanks, guys!


  1. She's beautiful... glad you found the time for a quick break.

  2. thanks! - the Edward Gorey Museum is right here on Cape Cod - I dunno if you live anywhere around here but if you ever make it out this way, I highly recommend a visit!

  3. One of my favorite shows! I love the mix of line and color!

  4. Thank you, ladies! I kind of wish I had spent more time, so it would look more "finished"...

  5. I really like the flowers in the background! It's also cool that parts of the drawing are outside the circle it looks really neat.

    Edward Gorey is awesome, I bought a box of his xmas cards last year and everyone I gave them to didn't seem to understand the cards because most of them had crocodiles decorating trees but I thought they were great.

  6. beautiful! i like the selecion of mysterious things in the picture.

  7. Lovely work. Textures you introduce work so well together. Closed eyes send viewer inward as well. Thanks for the links, too.

  8. What a beautiful illustration. It has an art deco feel about it.
    I love that Gorey animation, haven't seen it in a long time. He's one of my faves!


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