Sunday, August 5, 2007

Illustration Friday - Missing


So here it is, a first try at Illustration Friday, a website with a weekly illustration topic, you should check it out!

This week the topic was Missing, and that was an all too fitting subject for this week to me. On Friday i lost my cat Oiler, she lived a long life of 17 years though. I can't remember a life without her so its been tough, so I based my illustration on her absence in my life now.

Looking at and doing this illustration brought up some frustrations I've been having lately with my work. I feel my illustration ideas are getting better and the style of them are getting better in my mind, but when I sit down to create my pieces I feel myself rushing and ultimately cutting too many corners and always letting myself down in terms of the quality and style of my work. So take a look, this is (hopefully) the last you will see of lazy corner cutting me and hopefully the quality of the work I do and post will go up and you will like it more and more and one day so much your heads will explode.

So I hope you enjoy this, and if Oiler is checking my blog in kitty heaven, this ones for you!

9 comments:

illustrations by doni said...

this is so sweet...sorry for your lost kitten :(

Valeria.m5.5 said...

i love cats :)
I'm sorry to hear that yours is missing :(
But this illustration is really good, i like it alot :)
i can't wait to see your illustrations for future fridays!

timafli said...

Good idea for MISSING for real missing.

Focus_ret said...

Welcome to Illustration Friday. I'm sorry to hear about your cat. Your illustration does a nice job of demonstrating your feeling of loss.

Tina Vaziri said...

Your piece is so perfectly sweet and sad, sorry about your kitty. I look forward to seeing more of your work soon!

nina seven said...

nice work...i like the stitched outline of the kitty that used to be there..so sad to hear the story behind it. welcome to IF!

Janine said...

Such an emotional picture to start your endevors on IF. It shows all the sadness in yur heart. Looking forward to your future work to come. And Im sure your kitty is smiling down at her art work.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I like dogs, and not really cats, but I know the loss of a pet is serioius business, and jokes are not appropriate. You illustration is a great idea, and it's done well. Sorry for the loss of your pet.

MYE-art said...

this ones cute. i hear kittens :)