Saturday, 11 July 2009

Illustration Friday: Hollow

Old exhibition piece illustrating the saying Fairy Folks are in Old Oaks. Seems to fit this week's "Hollow" theme. Can you spot the hidden figure in the shadows? (I didn't know it was there until after I'd completed the artwork).


17 comments:

Connie said...

Way cool, John.

John said...

wow so intricut I love this I'm going back to look some more so much to see!!! love it

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I could just look at this wonderful work all day long. There is so much to see. How talented you are.

Jessie said...

This is amazing! Arthur Rackham is one of my all time favourite illustrators so you can tell I love this too! I looked for the figure in the shadow...is it near the top? Maybe my eyesight isn't so good hehe! Your drawings are lovely, really lovely :)

Nicola said...

Wow so much detail!!! This is beautiful! I think I found the figure!!

Lins Artyblobs said...

very nice illustration

Christina said...

amazing work!

ArtSparker said...

My goodness, stunning hommage to the Rackham style.

ArtSnark said...

fab piece - really amazing

John said...

Thanks everyone! This was the central piece for a solo exhibition sponsored by the WWF called "Denizens", on the theme of instilling a love of the natural world through fantasy. In all I had 50 pieces on show, most in a similar vein to this, few of which have been seen outside the exhibition. This piece has never been published, I don't show it so much, as it's quite an obvious homage to Rackham and a little different from my other work.

Tomás Serrano said...

Wow! This is fascinant! You have a great blog, John. I like, specially, this kind of drawings.

Indigene said...

What an amazing detailed and magical piece!

Sherry Rogers said...

Jon you have such a wonderful sense of composition and texture. What a great illustration for this topic. Wonderful illustration.

Shirley said...

Absolutely wonderful piece. Glad to have discovered your art!

Samantha Webb said...

wow this is such a lovely image it really is enchanting! i love it! x

elena said...

Fabulous....
just the perfect illustration for a fairytale :)

Mary Hall said...

Beautiful!