Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sparky's Dream

I created this little painting for the June Nibblefest contest ("In the Mist"), it also works for Illustration Friday's "Fog" theme:

"Sparky's Dream"

You know how sometimes when you’re sitting on a bench, pretending to read your homework assignment and you just can’t stay awake? Then you sort of doze off, but you’re not really sure anymore if you’re awake or asleep, and all of a sudden squids start barging out of the mist in droves? Don’t you hate when that happens?

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Valerie Jeanne said...

This is such a great interpretation of this month's NFAC theme, and it makes me laugh. :)

I love your characters, and I think you're the first artist I saw who painted squids and octopuses. Now everyone's doing it.

Valerie J.

Elizabeth Victoria Knowles said...

Thanks Valerie!

I was thinking about the squid phenomenon recently, how ubiquitous they've become over the last few years. I'm glad I started painting them when I did, or I'd feel like I was just jumping on a trend.

Love your new avatar, that's my favorite painting of yours!

marcisenders said...

So cute!

maria antunes said...

I love it. The cat is fantastic. Great illo. Congratulations.

Josh (musarter) said...

That is awesome. Nice surreal feel. I like the cat character, very nice.

Frizz said...

This is so cool. I love your style!

Frizz said...

This is so cool. I love your style!

Elizabeth Victoria Knowles said...

Sorry I haven't replied, I was having a bit of trouble getting into my account here! Anyway, thank you for your kind words, Marcisenders, Maria, Josh & Frizz!