Friday, March 31, 2006

Spring



I've decided to go with an Art Nouveau image that I posted long-long ago to work with this weeks Illustration Friday theme. "Spring" is the topic this time, and a simple leafy branch should do the job for this challenge.

Sorry, no monsters to show today. I could have shown a 'spring board' or a 'metal spring', but it was time to do a lil' mainstream old school on ya.

The monsters could come back next week, though...
:-)

s.

23 Comments:

At 7:52 AM, Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

It's beautifully done, and hopefully will burst into color any minute now. Just like spring. Let's hope those Kalamazoo beauties don't get covered with snow in the next few days.

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger steve said...

It's not the snow, Ginger (very little this year), it's the rain and the millions and zillions of LadyBugs buzzing around here.
They kinda sleep all year long in attics and eves and curtains until things warm up then they scamper all over the windows and door to get outside.

And we are happy to oblige!
:-D

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger String said...

Nice liveliness in it somehow.

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

this is still your signature style and it is so beautiful! I love line drawings (sometimes they exude more feeling than colour can)This looks like a drawing from a wonderful book! Great work!

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger susan said...

love the lines of this! color is not the only thing about spring....
glad my birds reminded you of the partridge family! must have been a subliminal memory bursting forth, unbenounced to me!
cool illustrations here...

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Teri C said...

Great pencil work! It sure makes a great design as well as thinking spring!

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger steve said...

Thank you String !
:-)

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger steve said...

I tend to do better with line drawings than with color, ValGalArt. Pencils are my weapons of choice to express my ideas. Thanx for the kind words !
=^_^=

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger steve said...

My brain works in odd ways, Susan. Thanx for stopping by and being so nice !

:-)

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger steve said...

I appreciate the luv, TeriC !
;-)

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger isay said...

this is simply beautiful steve! it has been raining over here, too and so cold, still.

i thought i would see a spring monster today.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger steve said...

It's warm here despite the rainstorms, Isay. As for the monsters, they all wanna play poker in the basement. Meanwhile I gotta do all the yard work!
:-D

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger jas faulkner said...

Art nooveau lives! Excellent inkwork!

 
At 1:35 PM, Blogger steve said...

It's a blast from the past, JasFaulkner !
:-D

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Nice crisp lines, and I like your use of space/negative space.. the branches seem luring you in.

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger steve said...

Go and play in nature, PrincessPepperCloud. It's fun to climb trees and run through the leaves !
=^_^=

Wait, I'll join you !
:-)

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger DeeZNutts said...

ARrrrrrrrrg!! Is that an olive branch!??? I hate steping on those. Stains my carpet too and sticks to my shoes. Otherwise I like it and they smell nice too.

 
At 6:52 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Beautiful and good to see both sides of you! :-)

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger albina said...

Ah, nice to see the tender side of monster maker… Lovely image.

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger georg said...

Beautiful. I think the image have it's own spirit without colors, something complete different with colors, I think - maybee it's your mission in life is making images without colors ;-)

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger Jules said...

Really nice line quality. Who needs colour!

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger Tulipland said...

it simply tells everything...I love your illo!

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger steve said...

Don't forget that olive oil is good for cooking, Deeznutts.

I'm a complex creature, Joe.

Every dragon has a soft patch on it's underbelly, Albina. :-D

I try, Georg !

Why thank you Jules ! :-)

Thanx for the luv, TulipLand !
:-)

 

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