Saturday, 1 November 2008

Vacant
















Somewhere in between card-making and sleeping, I found time to do a quick sketch for the topic "Vacant" for this week's Illustration Friday. Sharks always seem to have vacant eyes, which tends to make them seem scarier (that and the fact that a lot of them have huge teeth!), but actually I quite like them! For this illo I took a pic of my drawing (for lack of a scanner) and inverted the colours using GIMP to make it look like it's looming out of the dark.

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful eerie shark. I think for the most part, a sharks brain is vacant, except for when they are hunting for food.

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  2. You've got the mood just right here. The texture is interesting too, with the inversion it almost looks like chalk pastel to me. Great piece!

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  3. It gives a feeling of "danger" lurking below! Great mood piece for the prompt!

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  4. Makes me want to shriek and swim away in terror! Wonderful illo.

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