Sunday, October 29, 2006

'Wind' for Illustration Friday

Submission for Illustration Friday. This week's topic is 'wind'



I remember back home in Pune (somehow this happened more frequently when I was little) there were these tiny (at the most as tall as an adult) localized wind currents that just went round and round. Some people were scared of them saying they were spirits and suchlike.

They're actually just localized temperature differences that cause warm air to rush in causing a sort of vacuum funnel that makes everything swirl around it picking up leaves, dust and topsoil. Very cool! I remember an old mickey mouse cartoon based on one of those. It was a 'baby' tornado and it tormented Mickey for no reason... heheh.

Havn't had much time for extra-curricular stuff lately, been busy at lab and working on my thesis.

I hand drew Whoopy and then took a picture with my camera and uploaded it. The little tornado type thing I drew on Illustrator then coloured the leaves in Painter and put the whole thing into Photoshop and put an 'old b/w photo' filter on it.

24 comments:

annax said...

Lovely illo!

marcisenders said...

Cute!

Michelle Lana said...

awww...cute illo...and cute doggie!

molita said...

Ohhhhh, Whoopy is such a sweet curious...

Lu*** said...

:) cool and funny!

Rafael Arjona said...

I like your drawings you have a very personal style.

FromThaBrook said...

hey! i appreciate the comment. nice line work. the simplistic theme in your work always gets the point across

mademoisellelala said...

This is adorable! Thanks for all your kind feedback to my blog. Your words are so sweet. Love your art too!

JO said...

Very sweet, I also remember those "baby tornados!.

belinda said...

just beautiful! really like your whoopy drawings. and your factual explanations are a delight to read. thanks for your kind words on my blog.

Erika Ariente said...

i love it!!!!

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Adorable illustration - love how you've portrayed Whoopy's curiosity =) So cute!

Q'n said...

cute! your dog really has such a character!

Valaine said...

I love your concept of "wind"!Someone once told me that they were devil's wind.

sage said...

that's so lovely!

Joanne said...

Oh I love it! I love the lines. And Whoopy is so cute.

Loni said...

Very nice! Yes, here in the midwest, we call them dust devils. We see alot of them, as well as tumble weeds :)

Thank you for the nice comment on my site!

buep said...

Beautiful style! I thik your dog would love a ride on my motorbike :) Thanks for your comments on my blog. And I think, I'm going to try some of your recipies. Delicious!

Nora Jayne said...

Just like little baby tornadoes! I appreciate the work you've done going back and forth between programs - I work the same way!

tiffinix said...

Wonderful dog such whimsical lines. I love it.

Amy Zaleski said...

Adorable and original!

LudaChristian said...

this is cute... i love the curiosity of the dog. :)

julie said...

this is wonderful!

Linda said...

this is adorable I love the delecate lines and the soft quality!