2010/02/12

Illustration Friday: "Adrift"; あてもなく - atemonaku


The story of Jon Blund(Swedish), or The Sandman as he's known to the English-speaking world, is that he carries two umbrellas - one ordinary grey for the naughty children and one for the nice ones that's filled with images on the inside.
But instead of sand he drops warm milk into their eyes.

19 comments:

  1. very nice, I like your take on the topic and the line work with only the umbrella colored

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  2. I love the splash of color against the line work!

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  3. This is wonderful!!! I really enjoyed the interpretation of the fable as well :)

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  4. Love the wonderful use of colors and the cool story.

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  5. I love it. I think the bird should be coloured too!

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  6. How delightful! I think I see an elephant...and a giraffe.... I shall have sweet dreams tonight. :)

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  7. Terrific! Bet we all want an umbrella like that.

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  8. Love the contrast of the colour against the background.

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  9. I like it, it looks great with just the umbrella colored.

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  10. what the...? I only took the weekend off and suddenly my comment-box is all full?! Nice. :)

    k.h.whitaker, Indigene, Hannah M, tusen, Momo - I thought I should separate the two worlds by using colour only in the dreamworld and as we do tend to romanticise Childhood, it had to be pink. I guess it worked. ;)

    studio lolo, Bella Sinclair, eyecontact, Dayle's, Dinalie, cally jane studio - oh I'd love an umbrella like that! To float away on a nightly breeze and to have to think up one's own dreams... oh I'm too lazy sometimes :D

    Karen JAmes - oh no! I think you may be right - I think I should've done the bird, too. :o

    Thanks for your wonderful comments everyone! :)

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  11. umbrellas can be a bit tricky, but you nailed it Nancy! Like your take.

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  12. very fun...i like that only the umbrella is painted :)

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  13. Well, Jack Foster, this wasn't my first umbrella, that may be why it worked! lol otherwise, yes, it's a tricky shape :o

    Alina and doni - thank you! I originally wanted to fill the umbrella a bit more but I also wanted to send it to IF on the Friday... couldn't have both, I guess! :D

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