With the Illustration Friday topics, I usually pretend the illustration is to accompany an article on that theme and go from there. I went a little further sideways with this week’s topic and decided to do an illustration for a piece on neologisms and the fun (and problems) of watching language develop through popular media. The reference, of course, is to the Buffy-ism of forming nouns by adding “-age” to, well, everything.

The house is intended to look invented and fantastic, but is also an only-slightly-edited version of the view from my verandah. The hill opposite is so steep the houses on it appear to be balanced on top of the trees.

Comments and critique are always welcome.

(And there are still free bird (and other) prints available).