Sunday, June 14, 2009

Unfold, Sprout, Grow!

"Seed, seed, grow!"

~ from the song, "Spark", by the Church from their album, "Starfish".
One of the unique abilities we all have is to grow and transform ourselves at any time, consciously or unconciously. That was the theme behind this little guy for the recipient of the T-shirt with him on it.

Here is the original sketch. I first tried to make the face part of the leaf shape, but it was looking too alien. So I took the more direct approach with the mouth and eyes. Looking at this with fresh eyes again I wish I had added more form to the seed pod with the shading. It looks a little flat.

As with the drawing of the Owl and Pussycat this was a pencil sketch converted into vector format via Inkscape. It was printed on a white T-shirt with no blue gradient.

Here's a desktop image (1200 px x 1024 px) for you to brighten your day with.


Edward Pun said...

Really nice illo! I especially like the texture on the line work.

nidhi said...

i love the light shining on him. so cute!

Philip Morgan said...

A really nice illustration, it has a warm, hopeful atmosphere.

Duncan said...

Delightful - love how he's climbing out of the seed.

Rui Sousa said...

Lovely, absolutely marvellous work! Excellent!

Art Fan Ako said...

That leaf is really enjoying that sunlight! He can't wait to get up. Very optimistic feel.