Saturday, February 03, 2007

Illustration Friday: Sprout

I painted this after my cat Arthur died, during one of my Pixies phases. I was sad and listening to Doolittle over and over, because it's surreal and funny and dark, and I wish I had the pipes to let it rip like Frank when I'm mad at the world. Here's to my monkey gone to heaven!



On another note, I was feeling decidedly green and sprouty today, so I made this tiny doodle on the back of a matchbox.








15 comments:

Paige Keiser said...

Such a beautiful tribute! Pets are part of the family - it's so painful when they pass away, I'm sorry to hear about your cat.

steve said...

Sorry about your cat Beatrice. Losing a pet can be devastating. Anyhow, great song and album, and great work--I especially like the matchbox one!

Geninne said...

Oh so beautiful!

Kathleen Rietz said...

Your art evokes emotion with its simplicity. Very Nice!

gabi campanario said...

sorry about your cat. these illustrations are lovely and a very nice tribute

Michelle Lana said...

this is so nice....love the softness in your work....

Pati @-;-- said...

Ohhh... I'm so sorry about ur lost. I love my cat Fito, he's part of my family as he has being with us for seven years now. It's always terrible to see such a sweet friend pass away.

Ur illos are gorgeous!

studio lolo said...

Beautiful illo and a nice place for your kitty to have gone. I'm sure he's watching over you :)

robertc said...

a beautiful illustration as tribute to the passing of a close one. I love your work.

P.L. Frederick said...

Beautifullly touching. Colors are amazing and the softness on the line work gives it a sweetness somehow. I can imagine it was very healing to work on this.

suana said...

Amazingly beautiful beanstalk and illo! Your variations of the color green are quite stunning!

get zapped said...

Precious drawings. A great way to express the emotions around losing a loved one.

tusen said...

both are really great, but I especially like the composition of the first one.

Diane Duda said...

i missed this one...it's just beautiful!

Platinumgirl said...

We still miss you, Arthur. This is a fitting, lovely tribute.
xo