Friday, 30 March 2012

Illustration Friday: Swamp

Well well well, hasn't it been a long time since I drew something... prompted by my friend Kris-Tea's return to the Illustration forum this week, I decided I couldn't let her have all the fun.

This week the word provided by IF was 'Swamp'. When I first saw it I knew immediately that with it being a none-abstract noun the majority of entries would be of the literal variety, so I had a quick think (a very quick think) about what spin I could apply, and realised that the word swamp is used quite frequently as a description of an individual/department's workload. At the place I work during the day my colleagues and I are often swamped by the workload so this in itself provided all the inspiration I needed.

Because I haven't drawn for a while I decided I would bypass the usual planning stage and simply draw the first image that came to mind, so I sat at my drawing desk (for the first time this year) and just kinda doodled. As the doodle progressed I started to fine-tune and amend it, and boy did I punish that piece of paper with a myriad of additions and removals! There's so much used rubber scattered over my desk it looks like it's been snowing!

Anyway, I only began this image yesterday after I got home from my day job so it's kind of a rushed affair and isn't likely to win the Turner prize, but I believe it to be of sufficient merit to enter.

Next week Kris-Tea...the battle continues...


Creations By Mit said...

Great characters! I really like the dimension you've added with the shading.

AHAviews said...

Glad to see you drawing - wondering if it added to a feeling of being swamped? The shading, all gray tones adds to the feeling of this. Here's to more impulsive bouts of drawing!

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