Monday, May 3, 2010

100th Post!!!! IF - Cocoon

When I started this blog in September I never imagined that I would reach 100 posts so quickly. What shall I do to celebrate... Hmm  guess I should draw something for today's EDiM. In the meantime, here is my picture for Illustration Friday.
Despite the challenging quote provided with this week's topic, I thought I would stick with a traditional cocoon image, which matches my drawing style. This is the quote:
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention. ~ Aldous Huxley
The other reason is that I have neglected one of my art-based resolutions for this year which was:  
"Do what I love ...I would like to focus on getting better at... pen & ink".

I found the great reference photo of a Monarch Butterfly on:


  1. that a lovely illustration, and design around it. Very nice

  2. Love the composition, especially where the wing goes outside the box.

  3. This is a lovely illustration. I enjoyed the quotation too, and hope to be such a child-like man. :-)

  4. Congrats on your 100th posts for IF - I hope I will reach that number as well.

    The illo is really beautiful - the linework is great.


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