Sunday evening and 134 IF “Brigade” entries posted! (Some really neat ones!) With the possible exception of a soldier-type brigade, this topic yielded few obvious scenarios.
Fortunately, at dictionary.com I was was reminded of fire and rescue brigades. Hooray! So I planned on either 1. a cat stuck in a tree with a crazy pyramid of beasts trying to rescue it, or perhaps a beast stuck in a tree with a crazy pile of cats trying to rescue it.
I began with a tree and as is my habit, I drew too big. I then drew a beast in the tree with his hand stretching downward and decided he didn’t particularly look in need of rescuing. So of course the brigade of beasts would instead be making a delivery.
Like my last IF submission, the Round Carriage, I am finding it a bit overly busy and I don’t love all the color combinations. And the jury is definitely out on the weird sky and clouds. That much said, it was a good exercise!
Thanks for stopping in!
Hey, this would make a great illustration for an alphabet series (you know A is for apple…) with as cool illustrated A. Isn’t an alphabet series one of those mandatory things an artist must eventually do (right up there with illustrations of the seasons, astrological signs, etc.)
Amyway, I think this one is fanciful and fun and I like how you go with the flow of where you’re drawing takes you.
Eeek an alphabet series! What a big project! You never know, though! I think an alphabet series on a poster is always cool. Maybe a project for one day down the line. ;)
Too cute :) I love the colors and patterns.
Great idea! The whole Brigade topic was a tough one, but I really like how you solved it! I love the pattern on the tree, and your fun creatures!
Thank you folks for the nice comments!
I like your idea of the apple delivery, it looks like a team effort. Great work!
Really cute concept! Apple passing–I like it :)
I had a hard time getting inspired by this week’s IF prompt and almost decided to skip it. But then, it came to me! And thanks for your comment.
I love the patterns in your illustration. It looks so much fun to paint. I like the curls in the branches that echo the curl in the beast’s tail. I like, I like, I like…
Brigade was a difficult topic but you came up with a very good illustration. I really like what you do. What medium do you use?
Thanks! I have been using Copic pens and markers for 5 or so months. They are alcohol-based and come in a huge range of terrific colors. Lots of details all over this blog. ;)
Love the detail in your drawing. I also like the wip pictures that you included to show your progress.
Great brigade! This is one of those drawings that can be viewed as half full or half empty. Is the apple the last apple and they all have to split it (sad) or are they finally done with a days work and they are pulling the last apple from the tree (Yay happy!).
You make it seem so easy to have a blog worth reading. I enjoyed reading how your idea evolved gently without fuss.
I enjoy all the textures in your image – rather than distract, they harmonize wihthin the image, pulling everything together.
I’m actually rather fond of the weird sky. ~~and the echo pattern on the bird.
Jury is back and happy.
Beautiful as usual, love the composition and curls.
This is wonderful, love the idea, colors and textures and all!
Love your concepts and the fanciful critters. I like the business of it all… and all the colors.
Great take on the topic. I love how you show us your process from idea to completion.
How sweet is the birdy with its eyes closed. Loving your swirl and colours….
Really cute, like the composition.
thanks for your comment, yours very nice too. Especially the use of the copic markers
lovely fun piece with such pretty colors
I think all your different colors and your payyerns within them make these eye-catching, Cindy. I like the idea of the animals helping each other. Great message to pass on to we humans.
i like how you put color on your artwork,..
great composition. :D
Sweetly calm. I like the way you just let the work evolve as you go. The tree bark is particularly fetching, as is the letter A for apple brigade, and I am totally won by that critter on the bottom. He is taking is all so placidly. Good onya for having a holiday and getting back to work!
:) I like your work :)
:) I like your work :)
haha thanks! not a gun, is to control the minds hehe! and if the Grand Canyon xD
PD: sorry but is not as discussed in my blog .. hehe
PD: xD as you paint your drawings?
I love the “Jack & the Beanstalk” look to it! It’s a very refreshing take on the theme.