Monday, December 05, 2005

Blue Iguana


Blue Iguana- Illustration Friday.
This took about eight or so hours as well. Pen and ink with colored pencil added after.
First, I have been extremely ill with the flu and now viral infection on top of that...and there seems to be no end in sight yet. So I had lots of time.(We are supposed to get several inches of snow tomorrow so that will incapacitate the state for a day...I need one to rest).
Second, when I researched "blue" I was amazed to find there are blue starfish, cats, dogs, goldfish and more out there, who knew?! This one just struck me. I like lizards for some reason.

24 comments:

Fingers said...

beeeeeeoooooteeeeful!
can see all the effort you put into it.
i think, people who don't draw, can not fathom how these things take so much time.
bravo!
(hope the flu's leavin soon)

Michelle said...

Wow, this is fantastic!

Caroline said...

First I wish you well!

Second what a fab fab fab iguana! (I like newts which a bit like lizards too)

Queen Tut said...

Fantastic texture and a great likeness to the real thing!

said...

You handled this very nicely with pen and ink! Great illo.

Amy Zaleski said...

Ellen,your stippling technique is amazing. Those eight hours were well spent - he is magnificent!

carla said...

Your work here is excellent...so fine and precise! I can see that it took a long time, but the result certainly makes it worth the time. It's very beautiful:> I hope you get well soon...

Jeope said...

Eight hours and totally worth it. The scales in this fella are amazing. Very nice work - as is the wee bird a post ago. Great job.

ValGalArt said...

EXCELLENT!

ellia said...

your pen work is AMAZING!!! allllll that texture! no wonder it took so long!!! i love your small pc too- so wintry and delicate!

Jaimie said...

This is an incredible drawing. So much detail. I love reptiles and this one is no exception!

Irvine's Mom said...

thanks for dropping by my son's blog.. you are a very good illustrator!

adding you to my links...

As...Yet...Untitled... said...

woe. This is sooo detailed. Bravo!

ratlion said...

You've really captured the texture of the skin...probably took a lot of patience and you say you were ill when you did this? Wow! :)
Thanks for your nice feedback....truly appreciated!

Twisselman said...

Very cool blue iguana. Great rendering.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Terrific deatil... Reminds me of Parnell's illustrations... (can't remember her first name...) Hope you feel better.

Duncan said...

Beautiful Work and Detail, I don't think I'd have the patience to do this.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work. You have to be very patient, to make all those details. Great.
wynlen

scott said...

I can't believe you got this done in only eight hours. you have got a fantastic technique. I linked to your last post in a reply of sorts.
but if you can achieve this in eight hours I feel like hanging up my pen.
I won't of course though.
really good stuff, and a fantastic choice of subject matter.
love it
love scott

Fancy World said...

Absolutly brilliant art work!

LDahl said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Wow! Great drawing!
(are there really blue goldfish? I would really love to see one)
Hope you are feeling better!

Wicked Widow said...

stunning line work!

Andrea said...

This looks really time consuming...and great! The time you put in really payed off. Bravo!

jen sees world said...

Oh my gosh... you can really see the effort and time that went into this one... it's beautiful

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