Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Illustration Friday - Confined

{Graphite, 2010}
Fireflies confined in a jar, as their flying buddies come to see what has happened! Personally, I have never caught a firefly in a jar, but the idea always seemed romantic! (Probably not if you are the firefly!) We live across the street from a park though. In the summer they fly around the trees and it is wonderful to walk amongst them as they buzz around your head. Just dreaming of summer I suppose...

10 comments:

Indigene said...

You're not alone in dreams of warmth! :) Wonderful illustration and concept! Happy New Year!

k.h.whitaker said...

AWWWW! I'm doing fireflies too, didn't think anyone else would go there, love the sketch!

sara b. said...

Cute wee story and I like the perspective that one is leading us to the others. Cool pencil mark making too! :D

Trying to find energy to paint. blah!

Susan Beth Studio said...

Really nice - love the cross-hatching in the background!

cartoonbugg said...

Great idea! Very well done!

Eric Barclay said...

Love the cross hatching and shading. Really nice work.

theartofpuro said...

L!vely illo!Great lines!

Angela Matteson said...

I love your technique!

I used to try and see how many fireflies I could fit in my closed hand before they started crawling out. :)

Sally Taylor said...

Lovely little illo. Fireflies have largely dissappeared the last few years, probably due to a virus. I really hope they make a comeback. The world would not be the same without them.

tera said...

I have never actually seen a firefly...so of course I'm quite fascinated by them. I like this a lot!