Sunday, January 14, 2007

the red tree (my 100th post)

This weekend I received a copy of this very beautiful book - The Red Tree by Shaun Tan. I don't have the words to describe it fittingly, but the ilustrations are amazing and the feel of the book is very touching... and inspiring.



I've had a really sleepy and dream like weekend, and just felt inspired to draw. Of course, my illustrations are nowhere near as lovely as the ones in the book, so I feel like writing a big wad of text here to separate the one above from the ones below...





Drawing has never been my forte, and I have yet to really find my style, but I'm slowly getting there. I think I think too much when I draw, and have trouble turning off that logic side of my brain. I think thats why I like textile design - it requires a good mix of creative and logical/technical thinking...

P.S. - I can't believe this is my 100th post! 100 posts of yakking on about myself. Hah.

13 comments:

Julia said...

But they are GREAT ! I love them ..

hmc said...

I really LOVE the 2nd one, it's very serene...

Acornbud said...

Lovely drawings. She has a sweet face.

Cheeky Beaks said...

Please keep on yakking and drawing, I love it!

shula said...

The drawings are beautiful.

Heather Moore said...

I like your drawings too! And I see you cunningly included a pattern in there as well.

ps: Thanks for all the comments you've left on my blog lately.

Jesse said...

That book looks wonderful - I'm going to hunt it down.

I love the colours in your drawings, and their simplicity.

Cherry Rockette said...

oooh, so pretty.
the colours work beautifully together.

tiel s-k said...

I love Shaun Tan books. his work is so detailed and surreal. I think we have The Lost Thing.

Anna said...

Congratulations on the 100th post!

Your drawings remind me of work that a friend did when I was at uni- except her girls looked like miniture Meg Whites! They are quite feminine, which is lovely (and yes I spotted the textile print too!)

Stereoette said...

waah! where are my 5 things?

just being bratty, i love those illusrations though. the way you incorporate pattern design into your drawings is great!

Lara said...

Wow, what wonderful feedback. Thanks for the encouragement everyone.

Stereoette - hehe, I thought you might say that! I've got about 3 things downpat, just have to think of another 2 :) I wanna come up with interesting ones :)

BrownPants said...

I love the red tree! The rabbits and the lost thing are favourites of mine too!