28 May 2013


The tension may not be apparent just looking at this drawing.  However, if you watch this little clip of fish hatching from eggs, these little guys just SPRING out of their embryonic homes.  The composition was originally intended for an earlier Illustration Friday topic, "Future."  Missed that deadline.  So, by changing the crystal ball to a fish egg the drawing works for this week's topic, "Tension."  Come to think of it, the fish egg would have been a much better solution for future than a crystal ball.  Pen, ink, and watercolour.

WiP - photo collage and first wash of ink


  1. Wow, so cool! Beautiful use of color. Wonderful job capturing that strange object! Also, nice job making the switch to the new topic!

  2. This is really really beautiful. It's on odd thing, but the child is so calmly observant. Lovely!

  3. Very thought provoking concept - which can be tense! Keeping the child in greyscale really brings focus to the colorful egg.

    1. Coreopsis and Abby, thank you. The things my kids have to do so that I get a model for drawing...

  4. This is great! Love the connection to the video!