Illustration Friday: Similar


My illustration for this week’s Illustration Friday topic: Similar. It is a very small (unnecessarily tiny) scratchboard picture (the black border was added in Photoshop) and is a reference to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:

‘You should learn not to make personal remarks,’ Alice said with some severity; ‘it’s very rude.’
The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was, ‘Why is a raven like a writing-desk?’

I will put up my Christmas card design soon – I’ve started printing and posting them (Sunday afternoon, sweating in the enclosed veranda which serves as my annex/studio, getting all inky).

Oh, and I just got an assignment to do three short story illustrations! They will be black and white line drawings, so I may have to put the scratchboard aside for a few weeks. Maybe :)

9 thoughts on “Illustration Friday: Similar

  1. Thankyou all very much!
    Crisitunity and Rebecca – you’re both very kind. I’m glad I ran with this idea – I had been working on another one which wasn’t coming together and I was sitting down taking my shoes off last night when I thought, “Similar! Of course! The riddle!”

  2. AND it’s even more impressive in real life, cause it’s sooo tiny! The little white lines are as fine as a ladybug’s legs.

    I like the fine detail, the balance, the cleverness. My favourite scratchboard of yours to date, actually. Simple, effective and neat. Well done!

  3. I really like this piece–a great sense of whimsy, not unlike that in the original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland pictures. I guess if you ever wanted to change vocations you could be either a writer or an illustrator, or both!

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