March 07, 2009

181: Puffin

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This sketch represents a couple of things that these days I rarely – if ever – do. One, I didn't colour it. Two, it wasn't for any Illustration Friday theme and doesn't have any larger creative connection. Three, I rejected the urge to dress it up in effect (in moderation or otherwise). So, in its little way, I hope it can help push me towards being less compelled by site hits or comments, and being a touch more "sketchy" and directed towards personal gain and joy.

This illo doesn't get off scot-free though. There was a second bird to the left that I wound up not enjoying near as much as this fellow, so I erased it. And a third one didn't even make it past the pencil stage.

This is an Atlantic puffin.

6 comments:

Michael O'Connell said...

great work jeope… and I am sure you made the right decision… this puffin is so strong on its own… simplicity rules!

pricklypearbloom said...

I think he would look quite nice with a couple of off register color fields, ala screen print style. He looks good sans color too, though.

Jeope said...

Tracy, now I ... want to do this ... so badly ... must ... restrain ...

Ah hell. Mebbe someday soon.

Jeope said...

And thanks Michael!

Mary said...

I like him just the way he is. Puffin Au Naturale.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Hits matter more in Hockey than art, I think. And even Sean Avery is having to slow down a bit.