Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sneaky

Recently I found a cool illustration contest site called Illustration Friday.
This week's topic is "Sneaky" so I couldn't resist doing a quick illustration for it.
I thought it would be humorous to apply the notion of being "sneaky" to something that was very static (ie a gargoyle). It only makes sense that the first thing they would do if they could move is to eat whatever was around it. And how convenient that little birds like to nest on rooftops.
And here are some quick concept sketches to see which perspective worked the best.
 

13 comments:

Adam Levine said...

That's great! It's a clever gag. I think the colors and texture work well for this one. I especially like the other chick scrambling for its life. Really well done :)

Ray Ferguson said...

This is awesome. The expression on the bird is priceless.

dosankodebbie said...

That is SUPER clever to use a static subject to do something sneaky!! The surviving baby bird is not going to recover from shock for a long while, poor thing...

k.h.whitaker said...

excellent!!!

Susanna said...

this is really cool!!! and the expression of the bird and statue!

Jennifer Bower said...

haha...super! I love the expressiveness and tongue/cheek humor.

Janine said...

Brilliant and beautifully executed!

Brine Blank said...

Very subtle...and funny...great design and handling of color...

Linda Hensley said...

Clever :) Nice job!

Screen name: Grumpass said...

Now that is good, very very good. Concept, execution everything, damn!

poppylocke said...

Brilliant! Aw, the look on the face of the chick left in the nest..! Glad to have discovered your work, you have an excellent blog :)

Anna said...

Thank you all so much for your warm and insightful comments. I really appreciate them all.

Brendan Kearney said...

great Idea! Love the colours and textures :)