Friday, June 09, 2006

Illustration Friday - Jungle

Jungle - colour

Digitally coloured in Painter IX. Drawn in black felt tip.

In this weeks trawl through pictures drawn in my youth I found this:

Jungle - drawing

I think it was an illustration for "Tiger, tiger burning bright, In the forests of the night." I must have had a thing about tigers that I've now completely forgotten. And most of them were odd colours, I was especially keen on green cats (which might have been why I had this dream about a Chartreuse Cat), so in colouring this in I went for the sort of colours I might have used at the time. Though I suspect the Caroline who painted these orchids might have used more colours....

24 comments:

Modern Viking said...

Those are the biggest flowers I've ever seen! Or the smallest tiger...

carla said...

Caroline - I love this! Its so fine and full of magical fantasy! You've created a little jungle world. It looks marvelous both ways, too. The black and white version nmakes me think of an illustration from an old book, and the colored one creates a very lush, floor of the forest feeling. Very nice!!!

zinkibaru said...

It looks like you've had fun with these. I love the orchids

ValGalArt said...

i love this!!! Your kinda jungle is my kinda jungle, i think i hear tarzan!!! Love the orchids too!

arvindh said...

This is so beautiful!

andrea said...

This has a definitely youthful air about it -- the flowers and decorative bits. It must be fun to add colour and see it in a whole new light after all these years...

Toni said...

Caroline how fun it must be to visit art from your youth.
And to see it in a whole new light and be able to paint it now.
Love the patterns you created with this picture.
Wish i had art from my past.

krista said...

That is neat, how you used colours you might have chosen back then. Did you feel like a kid at heart doing this one or what? It's very fun.

DaveM said...

I think its a tabby cat plaaying in the garden

Caroline said...

Davem gets the prize* - except he missed out that its a tabby cat dreaming of being a tiger...

* monetry value 0.00001p

Joy Eliz said...

Oh, I love this!! and for some reason it reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.
Caroline in Dreamland! Hmmm!

Paula said...

Wonderful and dreamy: it deserves to be present in a fairytale book.

michael dailey said...

lov the way u colored this in it has a wonderful feeling to it

AscenderRisesAbove said...

this is delightful... dreaming of a charteuse cat should have some great significance!

DaveM said...

Thanks Caroline.

Now what shall I spent it on....................

Tony LaRocca said...

Cool picture- every once in a while I check out old work I've done & walk down memory lane myself. "Tiger Tiger" was the basis for "The Stars My Destination" by Bester, one of my favorite books.

ian russell said...

this is great, caroline. i wish i had some old work to look back on. all gone now! hey, i thought about tiger tiger too! - but i didn't know blake did illos for his poem.

andrea said...

This is luscious! I like both a great deal. The black and white drawing is elegant and realistic while the top just pops with life and color.
Great job on this weeks theme!
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Roz Foster said...

Beautiful experimentation with a variety of flowers. Blake's illuminated works are certainly inspiring. Perfect choice.

tinker said...

Love this jungle!
Is chartreuse the new black for cats :-)
Very creative illustration, Caroline!

Amy Zaleski said...

Wow, it's so cool to see that your talent goes way back! I love the black and white version as well...there is just something about the lines. A really beautiful job!

Michael O'Connell said...

quite colorful and very deep… love the green tiger an dthe red tree… everything has such an otherworldly feel… it's fun to revisit the past… i'm glad you shared…

TXArtcGal said...

Beautiful! I especially love the sunflower with the butterly (I LOVE sunflowers!)... The orchids below are exquisite!

Caroline said...

thank you all for your appreciation, both the me of these days and the younger self are so glad to have your comments!