Friday, September 09, 2005

Jungle Dragon



This week's Illustration Friday's topic is 'Depth'. So after some pondering, I went with traveling into the 'depths' of the deepest darkest heart of a jungle to find an elusive mythical creature.

If you look closely into the murky 'depths' of this illustration you might glimpse the Yellow Eyed Purple Skinned Insect Eating Jungle Dragon. And it's about to make breakfast of that tropical red dragon fly buzzing in the foreground. Oh, and be careful where you step, the 'depths' of the jungle floor are unpredictable and hard to see...

Y'see, the sun rarely peeks through to this 'depth', and even when it does- it only lasts for a few moments. As a result, the darkness is rather pervasive and all encompassing.

Did you just hear that growling...?
:-)

30 Comments:

At 7:26 AM, Blogger Kymberlee said...

Where's the illo? I don't see it!

 
At 8:14 AM, Blogger isay said...

i can hear your growling steve! any other reason why you went there?

i like that tropical red dragon fly!

 
At 8:16 AM, Blogger Kymberlee said...

mmm...I love the colors and the dark feel of this. I'm scared...leaving now. ;-)

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger steve said...

Sorry Kymberlee, blogger must be slow again.
:-(

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger steve said...

My other reason for being there was to look for more ruins of the Elder Gods, Isay.

I also like how the dragonfly turned out !

Whoops! There'z that growling again!

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger steve said...

Yeah, I've been trying to use darker colors and muted backgrounds lately. It's too easy to just use only bright colors all the time, Kymberlee.

Don't be too scared, come back soon !
^_^

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger Kymberlee said...

I like playing in the shadow sometimes too. I'm hoping to break out the shadow for "depth". We'll see...

Don't worry. I'll always come back. :-)

 
At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Ginger *:) said...

Dark, glowing, mysterious,and probably dangerous besides. I think I'm lost in here. Will the dragonfly lead the way out?

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger steve said...

Can't wait to see your newest slice o' Kymberlee art, Kymberlee! Shadows can be very fun !

And you will be always welcome here, kiddo !
;-)

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger steve said...

Those deep, dark, dank, jungles are spooky and a lil' dangerous, Ginger! Just grab hold of the nearest Buopoth's tail and let it lead the way to safety. I kinda like the jungles of Kled, they have an ancient power to their stones and valleys.

As for the dragonflies, they just look pretty.
:-D

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

I'd like to see that yellow stinger on the dragonfly POKE dragon in the eye - so I can run away ...

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger Rowantree said...

Yes, I can hear the jungle sounds !!

 
At 5:12 PM, Anonymous janeys said...

Nice, nice, nice! I love those circles and the palm tree, just like home - if home were the Everglades at night that is. And that dragon masquerading as a dragonfly sure is colorful.

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger carla said...

Very trippy and mysterious! I love the deep richness of the colors and images and the contrast between the sharpness of the insect and branches and the blur of the background. Really cool!

 
At 3:44 AM, Blogger Anonymous said...

Depth! Forgive me if I am wrong. BUT people are missing Steve's Yellow Eyed Purple Skinned Insect Eating Jungle Dragon!

 
At 2:43 PM, Blogger steve said...

It's just been poked, Anonymous...RUN !!!
:-D

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger steve said...

Just listen, Rowantree...it's so exotic!
Caw ! Caw ! Caw!
Drip. Drip.

:-)

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger steve said...

Glad you like the palm tree, Janey. Those faint hollow circles are the lens flare filter from Photoshop.
Pull up a chair and stay a spell...
^_^

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger steve said...

Yeah, I'm glad you caught that, Carla! I wanted the focus to be on the dragonfly and palm tree in the middle-ground, while the purple dragon in the background and the grassblades in the foreground were to be out of focus.

Thereby giving a sense of 'depth'.
:-)

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thank you for catching that, Anonymous! I rather hoped someone would notice the purple dragon in the background, blurred by distance (depth).

You have a good eye, unlike the poked dragon...
:-D

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

I think I stepped in the Jungle Dragon poop... (cool pic, btw)

 
At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that growling is my tummy steve, i'm famished! maybe i'll beat the dragon to the fly...mmmm...crunchy!
cheers,
kerry

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger steve said...

Yuck-a-roni...Tony!
That pair o' shoes are gonna need to be burned, dude. But at least you have a great story to tell your family!
P.S. Thanx for the props!

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger steve said...

Does that mean that you are 'fly fishing' , Kerry?

OOOPS !!!
Therez a double meaning there, sorry!
:-D

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

Is it related to the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger steve said...

Isn't that the same monster which sticks to the wall when it's done, Sultrypainterwoman ?
If so, then I'll get the plates while you place out the silverware...
:-D

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

oohh spacey.. this is very trippin to look at. add some intoxication and the ancient insect is flyin in my room...
hope it wont bite me...

8D

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger steve said...

Don't worry about th' Dragon Fly, AtomicVelvetSigh. It's a vegetarian, and a Grateful Dead fan. It won't bite, but it might bounce off the walls a few times while giggling slightly...
:-D

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger Quit Smoking said...

Hello fellow fisherman,

Did you know that 16% of the U.S. population goes fishing at least 16 days a year?

Did you also know that over 75% of the nations fishermen do not fish during "prime time"; fish feeding hours?

Those precious few moments before twilight can be absolutely magical. Even up until 11pm at night, the largest predators of any species feed ravenously.

Don't believe me? Check out Daniel Eggertsen's story, and a picture of a couple of his catches here : "Evening Secrets plus more"

I want you to do me a favor and try it out so I can see what you think of it, and if it works for you as well as it did for me.

You will be one of the first to try it out.

Gone Fishin',

Neil

 
At 3:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be prepared for the next hurricane ivan or find another one that's similar. As the Boy Scouts say: "Be Prepared"!

 

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