Friday, June 01, 2007

The very lonely princess..


Entry for the Illustration Friday topic Cars. Except its only one car..


When I read the topic the first thing that came to mind was trees as highways with cars driving along branches and treetrunks and resting on leaves (like ants foraging except with cars instead of ants...). However, on deliberating the matter further I settled on classic fairy tale style. Very gender specific I hear you say? Well its a fairy tale with a twist, the princess gets tired of waiting for the knights and drives down the tree and off to new adventures. Well she couldn't keep honking and flicking her headlights forever you know, batteries aren't inexhaustible! Besides there's a 10'o'clock curfew at the royal garage. Click on the image and go to 'view all sizes' to read the narrative.
Illustration done on paper with watercolour pencils and then..-watered. Apologies for the wonky'ness of the image, I don't have a scanner so I used a digital camera to upload it!

4 comments:

studerdoodle said...

Great Concept! I like the thinking.

RacheL said...

Thanks for the comment! I like this illo, it's lovely and whimsical :)

Rrramone said...

TJ, your brain should be studied by science, as it may contain the solutions to many problems. And possibly some causes. :-)

Great idea. And mostly I enjoyed reading the blurb about you. I related to just about all of it. I was once a math major who ended up with a degree in advertising design. See??

melissa said...

very fun illustration, it's great to let your imagination run wild and create something interesting!