Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Illustration Friday: Missing

Too Many Geese


Is Canada missing some geese? We have a bit of a Canadian Geese population overload around here. When I go on my walks they are just everywhere. When I drive to work I wait while they cross in front of my car, and when you don't see them you can easily tell where they've been by all the evidence they leave behind. In the spring the parks district has been working on some population control methods, but teaching geese to practice safe sex is a near impossible mission. I guess we could always play a round of 'duck duck goose', but we seem to be missing the ducks.

I'm not very happy with the coloring on this one. I was having trouble with the black getting away from me with my old stand by technique, and I was losing the drawing, so I included the sketch. I think I could do a better job with a traditional painting, but time is short, and I must be getting some sleep. I was missing in action here on the blog for a few months this summer, and now I'm still trying to get back into the drawing groove. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by, and left kind such comments. As always it's very much appreciated, and I love hearing from everyone.

8 comments:

Marion said...

Beautiful geese and illo!

Bron Smith said...

I really like your drawing style and your delicate color sense.

Tina Vaziri said...

Great illustration! I love your character and the geese, great clean style while maintaining organic texture.

stangy said...

maybe the black was getting away from you, but it doesn't show...i love the geese - from their gesture to their skinny legs - super illo!

janie said...

I love it, your geese are so funny and I think the colour is great.

Eli Edmundson said...

The color definitely helped the geese come to life but they both look great!

carla said...

Very nice! I like the stylized geese and the way their heads are all going in different directions.

Pickledog said...

The the look of the geese with the big heads.

You may have found the geese from my neighborhood. They were living in the nature park by my house for a couple months. Once their goslings grew up they all flew away, but I figured they would go to Florida.