Friday, June 23, 2006

After The Rain

This time the challenge from Illustration Friday is 'Rain'.
And ya know what ? Following after almost every significant rain shower, I find all types of mushrooms and toadstools growing amongst my lawn. The Faeries go nutz, the Grigs dance a jig, and the Pixies...well the Pixies are just plain naughty.

What you see here is 'Delicious Lactarious' that I used for freelance artwork many many years ago, back when I had more hair on my head.
Just so that ya know...


At 7:52 AM, Blogger Teri C said...

Hey Steve, this is great! We always look for wild mushrooms also. Great job.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger steve said...

When the wild mushrooms and toadstools appear, so do tiny itsy bitsy little toads...followed by very large toads (I wonder how they get so big...)
Thanx TeriC !

At 10:43 AM, Blogger Annie said...

That is so good! Well done.

At 12:29 PM, Blogger carla said...

This is a very nice looking mushroom. I like how you've created the different texture of the top in contrast to its gills beneath. It's really bizarre how those huge mushrooms can just sprout up almost instantly...and then the shrivel away when it gets dry.

At 1:16 AM, Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

That shroom looks hungry, ready to swallow up the rain, and any tiny people that come along. Mmmmm... people...

At 6:02 AM, Blogger Bros-Prose said...

Nice shroom! :-)

At 7:32 AM, Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Hey Steve~ with all the rain we've been having here in NH it's going to be 'mushroom city' soon. Huge fungi have appeared in the wierdest places on the trees. One family had so many on their tree in the front yard, that they placed a fake nose and eyes right in the middle.

Caused a bit of a traffic jam.

Nice illustration. Looks like theres Mush Room on it for a caterpiller or two.

At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Mushroom and I am glad you provided us with the Latin name so we know what we are viewing! I agree with you about the mushrooms appearing after the rain. I find them in my garden the next day all over the place.
Really super detail and beautifully done!

At 3:30 PM, Blogger HARDWAX said...

We had these in our yard recently, after days of rain. Beautiful sketch!

At 7:08 PM, Blogger Liz Jones said...

Great idea! We have them popping up everywhere in the pasture this week!

At 9:59 PM, Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

Doesn't this 'shroom need a cheshire cat sitting on top of it? or was that a catepiller? I am going to look for those toads next time I see one

At 8:24 AM, Blogger steve said...

Thanx, Annie !

At 8:26 AM, Blogger steve said...

They are always lurking under the surface soil to pop up when it's damp, Carla. They are sneaky !

At 8:28 AM, Blogger steve said...

Maybe you are talking about the local Flying Purple People Eater, Tony. The mushrooms occasionally learn to talk, that's all...

At 8:30 AM, Blogger steve said...

Thank you very much, Bros-Prose !

At 8:35 AM, Blogger steve said...

There does seem to be a bit of fungi occurence up there near N H and Mass, Ginger. Lovecraft was fond of bringing it up in his stories. One of my trees (a box elder) lost a big limb and now shelf fungi grow in that spot.
Oops, the trees are looking at me again, gotta go !

At 8:46 AM, Blogger steve said...

You're gonna make me blush, CatRaven !

At 8:47 AM, Blogger steve said...

Your compliment is much appreciated, HardWax.

At 8:48 AM, Blogger steve said...

They are slowly taking over the world, LizJones.

At 8:50 AM, Blogger steve said...

Just watch where you step, AscenderRisesAbove.

At 10:29 AM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

I always love when the mushrooms appear! This is so cool and well done Steve! But what's a grig?

At 3:22 PM, Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

So Pixies are at the top of the naughty elfen food chain? Awesome mushroom, I love the stylish lid and how under the lid looks like rubbery gills. Great job!

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At 8:52 PM, Blogger arvindh said...

this is a great sketch! Mushrooms are so interesting to sketch.

At 7:31 PM, Blogger The Tart said...

Glad to know about the hair! LOL.

The Tart
; )

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