Tuesday, June 27, 2006

StudioFriday: family

I always push myself to illustrate something further than the first things that come to mind.
Here I've tried to make something unexpected from the subject of "family," showing that dissimilar creatures can still be family, and also that a cat wouldn't normally like a duck. At least my cat wouldn't... That reminds me: as I drew this I realized how my daughter has been called our little duck, and our cat never asked for her to intrude into our lives. But she is crazy about him, and we know he secretly loves her attention. ..... I have been an admirer for a while now of IllustrationFriday, StudioFriday, & InspireMeThursday. This is my first attempt at utilizing those sites to push myself to keep creating & also to practice.


At Wed Jun 28, 08:08:00 AM, Blogger nirmala said...

unexpected!! but luvley nice idea ."dissimilar creatures can still be a family...dat wud b great ..i saw few animal clips on AP channel how they play and live together like cat n rat and doggy and parrot its so suprising ...the painting is cute especially the duckling expression..ur daughter must be so naughty.

At Wed Jun 28, 02:15:00 PM, Blogger Teri C said...

This is SO adorable. I love the unspoken as the look on the duck's face is so precious. Wonderful job on this.

At Thu Jun 29, 08:16:00 AM, Blogger Ellen said...

This is a great way to illustrate what families sometimes are! I often think of myself and my sister as being the "odd-ducks" in our family......and she often asks, "are you sure we're from the same gene pool as the rest of them?" In spite of the differences, we are family.....and your painting illustrates that perfectly! It also makes me think of the way we come together throughout our lives to connect with friends and create a family of our own choosing. Great post and welcome to SF!

At Thu Jun 29, 09:42:00 AM, Anonymous susan said...

You are a talented artist - really great illustration of family. The duck's face says it all!!


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