Thursday, January 24, 2008

Illustration Friday - Plain


Mixed media (black ink, watercolours, tea and acrylic inks).

"The Crow and the Peacock"

[EDIT] I didn't realise that there was a fable about the Crow and the Peacock until Stephanie mentioned the fable in her comment. Or maybe I had heard the story before and it was somewhere in the corners of my mind.

I started out wanting to paint a crow in ink and then I thought I should put it next to something bright and colourful in comparison.

8 comments:

Larry Lee said...

I bet I know which one is plain. Great work.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I guess plain is a very relative term. In a big flock of peacocks, that raven might very well be the unique one!!! Great idea!

Bernie said...

Love the colours you've used in the peacock Anna, these are the sorts of colours I'm really attracted to. Love the addition of the crow, it somehow makes the painting seem a little mysterious.

Mike said...

Very nice illustration, the colors are great.

Nicole said...

Beautiful!

Kstyles said...

Beautiful birds. Love the colors of the peacock.

Stephanie said...

Love the colors and great use of contrast. This is a very nice take on the old fable.

Fourborne said...

I would be jealous too. If I were just a plain black bird. Very Nice.